2017 Annual Conference

Vice President, Transmission
Rob Manning is Vice President of Transmission and Distribution for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). In this role Manning has executive management and technical responsibility for the annual research activities conducted by EPRI’s transmission programs in collaboration with its global membership. Prior to joining EPRI, Manning served as executive vice president and chief external relations officer for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), where he was responsible for TVA’s government relations, customer relations, and economic development. He also served as executive vice president of transmission and senior vice president of shared services. Manning earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master of Business Administration from Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina.