CHRIS HAAS

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

As part of the ACES Senior Management team, Mr. Haas is responsible for leading the IT organization at ACES. Prior to becoming CIO, Mr. Haas held a variety of IT positions over his tenure at ACES. Prior to joining the ACES team, Mr. Haas held positions with International Paper, G.D. Searle, Profound Consulting, and Wabash Valley Power Association.

In leading the ACES IT organization, Mr. Haas and his team are responsible for implementation and around-the-clock support of ACES’ generation operations, trading, risk, analytical, and settlement software solutions; maintaining, enhancing, and supporting a robust and reliable telecommunications and network infrastructure; designing and implementing best practice controls to meet regulatory and financial reporting requirements; developing and managing physical and cyber security programs; and leading business continuity and disaster recovery planning and readiness for ACES’ four regional trading centers and the national service center.

Mr. Haas has experience leading large-scale system implementations, managing vendor relationships, building key technology partnerships, directing enterprise architecture design, managing ACES Member and Customer integration and consulting efforts, and supporting the planning and establishment of ACES’ technical vision. Mr. Haas has successfully led numerous strategic, multi-million dollar implementations including SAP enterprise resource planning system integration projects, EMS/GMS/SCADA solutions, customer relationship management solutions, commodity trading and risk management systems, and ISO bid to bill solutions.

Mr. Haas has a proven record of operational excellence, financial stewardship, customer service, leadership, and innovation. He has an extensive knowledge of various energy markets and the services ACES provides to its Members and Customers, including forecasting, portfolio optimization, market operations, generation operations, risk management, settlements, energy allocation, and invoicing.

Mr. Haas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology from Purdue University, is an active member of the Purdue Polytechnic Alumni Board, and is an active member of the National Society for Information Management.

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