Chair

Paul DeCotis

Director, Energy & Utilities Practice

West Monroe Partners


Paul DeCotis is senior director and head of West Monroe Partners' east coast Energy and Utilities practice, based in New York City. He leads the firm's executive advisory and regulatory offerings and has more than 35 years of experience as an industry executive, consultant, analyst, and educator.

Paul is an accomplished and respected executive and thought leader with deep expertise in trends and issues facing today's energy and utility leaders. Paul was managing director for contract oversight at Long Island Power Authority, and vice president of power markets, overseeing power generation, project development, contract negotiations and management for power purchase agreements, integrated resource planning, and FERC and RTO market policy.

Paul served as energy secretary and chair of the state energy planning board for two New York Governors. As the senior energy advisor to the governors, he oversaw strategy, policy, legislation, and implementation activities for the state's energy agencies.