Bill Magness

President & CEO | ERCOT

Bill Magness is ERCOT’s (The Electric Reliability Council of Texas) president and chief executive officer. Magness previously served as ERCOT’s general counsel and senior vice president for Governance, Risk and Compliance..

Prior to joining ERCOT, Mr. Magness was a partner in the law firm of Casey, Gentz & Magness, where he represented ERCOT in numerous cases before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), and was lead counsel in utility commission proceedings in 16 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has worked on utility issues for more than 20 years, held executive management positions at the Texas PUC and at a start-up telecommunications company, and served as a federal prosecutor early in his career.

Mr. Magness grew up in Orange, Texas, received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.