Marcus Hawkins

Marcus Hawkins

Executive Director
Direct Line:  515-207-3550

Marcus Hawkins was promoted to Executive Director of the Organization of MISO States effective January 1, 2019, after serving as Director of Member Services & Advocacy since 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. 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.

Brad Pope

Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs 
Direct Line:  515-207-3551

Brad Pope joined the Organization of MISO States in June of 2022 following six and a half years with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. At the IURC, Brad served as Sr. Administrative Law Judge where he presided over electric, natural gas, and water proceedings and drafted orders for IURC approval. In an earlier role, he served as Assistant General Counsel where he focused on regional and federal energy issues in collaboration with OMS. Brad earned a law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law with a Certificate in Energy & Environmental Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Purdue University.


Amanda Slaton (Wood)

Amanda Wood

Office Manager
Direct Line: 515-243-0742

Amanda Wood began working with the Organization of MISO States in December of 2020. A California native who has made her way to the Midwest.  She previously worked as the Assistant Front Office Manager for The Lodge at Pebble Beach.  Besides running the daily operations of the front office, Amanda also worked directly with group contacts and their guests. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an Option in Management from California State University, Chico.