Mr. Gardner is responsible for MISO’s forward markets and operational processes, overseeing the administration of MISO’s Financial Transmission Rights Market, the Day-Ahead Energy and Ancillary Services Market, Transmission and Markets Settlements, outage coordination, seams administration, and tariff administration and scheduling. In addition, his responsibilities include leadership of MISO’s market engineering and modeling services. Previously, Mr. Gardner played a key role in the development and launch of MISO’s market and reliability functions. Mr. Gardner joined MISO in 2000. Prior to joining MISO, Mr. Gardner spent 16 years at Central and South West Services (CSWS) in Dallas, Texas, where he earned positions of increasing responsibility, including Director of System Operations. Mr. Gardner earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.