Marcus Hawkins

Marcus Hawkins

Executive Director
Direct Line:  515-207-3550
Email: marcus@misostates.org

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.

Ben Sloan

Director of Regulatory Affairs
Direct Line:  515-207-3551
Email: ben@misostates.org

Ben Sloan began working with the Organization of MISO States in March 2019. Previously he worked for the Mississippi Attorney General's Office in the Public Utilities Staff Division. There he followed and participated in various MISO-related stakeholder forums representing the Mississippi Public Service Commission. Prior to that he represented the Mississippi Department of Human Services for the Attorney General's Office.  He received a bachelor's in English and Political Science as well as a law degree from the University of Mississippi.  He is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and the Energy Bar Association. 

Amanda Wood

Amanda Wood

Office Manager
Direct Line: 515-243-0742
Email: amanda@misostates.org 

Amanda Wood joined the OMS team in December of 2020. She recently moved from California to Wisconsin.  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.