Tanya Paslawski was promoted to Executive Director of the Organization of MISO States effective June 1, 2015, after serving as Deputy Executive Director since May 2014. Prior to OMS, she was Director of Strategic Initiatives at ITC Holdings Corporation in Novi, Michigan. She has held prior roles in regulatory affairs at ITC and Direct Energy Services and served five years with the Michigan Public Service Commission. Paslawski earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Oakland University and a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. She also served in the United States Navy. Tanya has two children.
Director, Member Services and Advocacy
Marcus Hawkins began work with the Organization of MISO States in September 2016. Prior to OMS, he was a Senior Engineer in the Division of Regional Energy Markets at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. He has additional power market experience from working as an Analyst at PA Consulting Group in Denver, Colorado. Marcus received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He also earned certificates in Technical Communication and Energy Analysis & Policy while at UW.
Colleen Dougherty began work with the Organization of MISO States in February, 2014. Previously she worked as the Co-owner/Publisher of West Willow Publishing Group in Lynchburg, VA. There they published two quarterly, regional, home and garden resource magazines and worked on other small marketing projects. At the same time, she co-founded Girls on the Run of Central Virginia, a non-profit organization focused on the spiritual, emotional and physical health of young girls. Colleen also has experience in project management, sales and legal research. She received a B.A. in English from George Mason University. She is married and has three children.
Kim Odom began work with the Organization of MISO States in September, 2016. Previously she was with Corporate Image/LBS for over 20 years as a Customer Service Assistant. She is married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren.