CIP REF Steering Committee Members

Jonathan Fleeman
Associate Cyber Security & Compliance Specialist
Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Jonathan Fleeman is currently an Associate Cyber Security & Compliance Specialist at Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI), headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

Mr. Fleeman has held this position for over a year, maintaining the current CIP Version 3 program while working to transition AECI and its six generation and transmission cooperatives to CIP Version 5.

Mr. Fleeman served a variety of IT-related roles before accepting his current position at AECI, including Network Engineer positions at both Jack Henry & Associates and TSI Technology Solutions. Mr. Fleeman currently holds an AAS in Network Technology from Ozarks Technical Community College.

Tony Hall, CRISC
Manager CIP Program
LG&E and KU Energy LLC

Tony Hall is currently the Manager, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program at LG&E and KU Energy, a diversified Energy Services Company headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mr. Hall has held this position for the last two years. During this period, he has served as an Industry Subject Matter Expert (ISME) for two SERC audits, coordinated and prepared for a CIP mock audit in addition to LG&E and KU’s CIP Audit. He also currently leads the company’s transition to CIP Version 4, as well as CIP Version 5. Mr. Hall serves as the point person for CIP-related industry comments. He coordinates company response from LG&E and KU as well as with the parent company, PPL Corporation.

Mr. Hall has worked at LG&E and KU for 22 years, spending 17 years within the IT organization serving a variety of roles from Operations to Development. His last assignment in IT was Service Delivery Manager responsible for all development activities for the Power Plants, Transmission, Trading, Legal, and Communication departments. Also, while a member of IT, Mr. Hall led and participated on several international project teams with the previous parent company, E.ON AG located in Germany. Before transitioning to Manager, CIP Program, Mr. Hall served as the Manager of IT and Operational Auditing where his responsibilities included the internal audits of both CIP and the 693 Reliability Standards.

Mr. Hall is a graduate of the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Electric Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Computer Science/Electric Engineering, and from California Southern University with a Master of Law. Mr. Hall also holds the CRISC certification from ISACA.

Laurel Heacock
Director Regulatory Oversight
Oglethorpe Power Corporation

Director of Regulatory Oversight for Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC) Laurel Heacock holds a J.D. degree with 30 years of experience in FERC/NERC related and energy policy issues. Her experience includes four years at OPC as Director of Electric Reliability Compliance, two years in NERC standards development, and 24 years managing energy and environmental compliance for cooperatives, investor owned utilities and consulting throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Laurel has extensive familiarity with energy generation including coal, gas, and hydro; and manages OPC’s CIP compliance.

Allan Long, PE
Manager of Regulatory Compliance
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division

Allan Long joined Memphis Light, Gas, and Water Division (MLGW) in 1980 as part of the engineering team on a coal gasification synthetic fuels project for the U.S. Department of Energy. He has worked in a series of engineering and management positions that have given him over 34 years of experience in electric, gas, and water system design and utility business operations. Mr. Long was Supervisor of Residential Engineering for ten years, overseeing electric, gas, and water design, addressing assignment, and contract payments, as well serving as liaison with city planning agencies and other utilities. In 1998, he became the Supervisor of Electric Distribution Engineering, where he was responsible for service to major industrial and commercial electric customers, the downtown network distribution system, and street light engineering. Throughout this period, Mr. Long often served as a media spokesman for the Division and as its representative to the area’s Emergency Management Agency during utility crises.

In 2009, Mr. Long led a team that secured a Smart Grid Investment Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to build a $13 million communications and distribution automation project. He continues in the role of Project Manager for this effort.

In 2010, MLGW registered with NERC as a Transmission Owner, Transmission Planner, Transmission Operator, and Distribution Provider. Mr. Long was selected as the Division’s first Manager of Regulatory Compliance to develop and oversee the Internal Compliance Program.