Cheryl Mele is an Independent Consultant and Utility Executive. Most recently, she served as Interim VP for Regulatory Affairs at Austin Energy. Before that she was Senior VP and COO at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) where her responsibilities included overseeing Planning and Governance as well as Risk and Compliance. Prior to that, Ms. Mele worked for more than 24 year at Austin Energy, including in the position of COO and Deputy General Manager. A registered professional engineer in Texas, Ms. Mele has a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Union College in Schenectady, New York.