Jana Utter is the Director of Corporate Compliance and Risk Management for MISO located in Carmel, Indiana. MISO is an essential link in the safe, cost-effective delivery of electric power across all or parts of 11 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. As a Regional Transmission Organization, MISO assures consumers of unbiased regional grid management and open access to the transmission facilities under MISO’s functional supervision.
Ms. Utter serves as chair of the Risk Review Committee and leads MISO’s Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, Process Center of Excellence, Records Information Management, and SSAE 16 functions. She ensures that consistent processes are in place for risk identification, evaluation, and mitigation activities and coordinates the integration of risk consideration with performance improvement, business planning and resource allocation. Jana is the Corporate Compliance Program Manager responsible for a corporate initiative to apply a consistent approach for compliance activities and deploy systems to support compliance processes. She regularly reports to the MISO Board of Directors regarding Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Compliance Program topics.
Jana was actively involved with the Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO) and co-authored and contributed to several published white papers on risk management and compliance topics. She also served on the CCRO board. Presently she is a member of the Strategic Risk Management Council of The Conference Board.
Prior to MISO, Jana was with Great Plains Energy Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri, where she led initiatives including building a retail gas marketing business, and creating, developing and implementing an enterprise risk management function. Jana also spent a number of years as a natural gas trader in Houston.
She holds degrees in accounting and finance from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas and is a graduate of the Executive MBA program at University of Missouri - Kansas City.