Management Team

Dan Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer

Dan Sullivan

Dan Sullivan

  • Juris Doctorate, University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, Northeastern State University
  • Oklahoma State Representative (District 71), 2004 – 2011
  • Of Counsel, Pierce Couch, Hendrickson, Baysinger & Green LLP, 2005 – 2011
  • Joined GRDA in 2011

Tim Brown
Chief Operating Officer

Tim Brown

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Background in T&D Operations, Rates, Power Supply and Financial Planning
  • Joined GRDA in 2011

Ellen Edwards
General Counsel

Ellen Edwards

  •  Juris Doctorate, University of Oklahoma College Of Law
  •  Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science, Colorado College
  •  Former member of the Oklahoma Workers Compensation Advisory Council
  •  Former Oklahoma Workers Compensation Court Judge (1996-2008)
  • Joined GRDA in 2011

Carolyn Dougherty, CPA
Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer

Carolyn Dougherty

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting, Oklahoma State University
  • 18 years with GRDA as special projects director for GM
  • Former Senior Emerging Business Consultant with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells (1983-1986)
  • Joined GRDA in 1986

Charles Barney
Assistant General Manager of Fuel & Generation Projects

Charles Barney

  • Master’s of Science, Mechanical Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer, state of Oklahoma
  • Joined GRDA in 1988

Mike Herron
Assistant General Manager of Engineering, System Operations and Reliability

Mike Herron

  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri (Rolla)
  • Nearly four decades experience in electric utility industry
  • Joined GRDA in 2004

Darrell Townsend, Ph.D
Assistant General Manager
Ecosystems and Lake Management

Darrell Townsend

  • Ph.D in Rangeland and Wildlife Ecology, bachelors and masters degrees in Ecology, Oklahoma State University
  • Adjunct professor in the Department of Zoology (Oklahoma State University) and formerly Math and Biological Sciences Department (Tulsa Community College)
  • Research has appeared in several peer-reviewed scientific publications
  • Joined GRDA in 2004

John Goodwin
Assistant General Manager of Human Resources

John Goodwin

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Public Admin, University of Arizona
  • Professional certification Senior Professional Human Resources
  • Joined GRDA in 2014

Brian Edwards
Assistant General Manager/Chief of Law Enforcement and Lake Operations

Brian Edwards

  • 30-plus years in law enforcement
  • Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice/Corrections, Langston University 1995
  • MBA, Oklahoma City University, 2003
  • Served eight years as Tulsa County Under-Sheriff
  • Graduate of 219th Section of Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy
  • Joined GRDA in 2012

Justin Alberty
Corporate Communications Director

Justin Alberty

Justin Alberty

  • Bachelor’s in Journalism and Broadcasting, Oklahoma State University
  • Green Country Marketing Association Board of Directors
  • Joined GRDA in 1994

Steve Anderson
Assistant General Manager of GREC Operations

Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson

  • Six years with United States Navy
  • Joined GRDA in 1984

Steven R. Jacoby
Assistant General Manager of Hydroelectric Projects/Chief Hydro Engineer

Steve Anderson

Steven R. Jacoby

  • MBA, Finance and Marketing- Oklahoma State University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering- Oklahoma State University
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Over 30 years of service to GRDA as a Structural Consulting Engineer, and Independent Consultant by FERC for GRDA’s five year hydroelectric dam inspections
  • Joined GRDA in 2013.