Mark Ferron is a leader in the intersection of energy, the environment, finance, and philanthropy.
Mark currently serves on the Board of Governors of the California Independent System Operator, which manages the high-voltage electricity system in California and parts of the West. He is also active with a number of environmental and other mission-driven organizations.
From 2011 to 2014, Mark served as commissioner on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and resource adequacy.
Immediately prior to his appointment to the CPUC, Mark served on Governor-elect Jerry Brown’s transition team with an emphasis on addressing California’s budget deficit crisis. Prior to his state service, Mark was a senior partner at the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) and a nonvoting member of the board of the New Teacher Center, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the practice of beginning teachers.
Before moving to California in 2009, Mark spent 25 years in global finance, banking, and operations. From 2001 to 2009, he worked as chief operating officer for the Global Markets Division of Deutsche Bank in London, where he had responsibility for all operational activities globally across fixed income, currency, commodity, and equity markets.
Mark lives in Mill Valley, California, with his wife, Tracy Ann Oliver Ferron, and between them, they have five kids, ranging in age from 27 to 11. Mark holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in economics from Stanford University.