In Memory
  Brad Jones
         WHEREAS, Brad Jones, the former president and CEO of the
  Electric Reliability Council of Texas and an influential figure
  in the state's energy industry, passed away on November 8, 2023,
  at the age of 60; and
         WHEREAS, Born on November 26, 1962, Bradley Carl Jones
  graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering
  from Texas Tech University and earned his master's degree in
  business administration from The University of Texas at
  Arlington; his exceptional career in the energy sector spanned
  more than 30 years and included a notable tenure at Luminant,
  where he held such roles as vice president of generation
  development and vice president of government relations; in
  recognition of his leadership efforts with the company, he was
  honored with a Commissioners' Award from the Public Utility
  Commission of Texas; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Jones went on to join the executive team at
  the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, serving as senior vice
  president and chief operating officer from 2013 to 2015; his
  achievements with ERCOT led to his appointment as president and
  CEO of the New York Independent System Operator in 2015, and he
  guided that organization until retiring in 2018; and
         WHEREAS, In May 2021, Mr. Jones agreed to return to ERCOT
  to serve as interim president and CEO; in that role, he rose to
  the challenge of leading the council in the aftermath of Winter
  Storm Uri, which significantly impacted the state's energy
  infrastructure; he concluded his interim responsibilities with
  ERCOT on November 1, 2022; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Jones served on the board of directors of both
  ERCOT and NYISO and also held membership in the Gulf Coast Power
  Association and the FutureGen Industrial Alliance; active in a
  number of philanthropic initiatives, he was a board member for
  the March of Dimes, Atlas Scholars, and the St. Peter's Health
  Foundation; to honor his legacy, the Brad Jones Engineering
  Scholarship has been established at his undergraduate alma
  mater, Texas Tech University; and
         WHEREAS, Although the passing of Brad Jones is a profound
  loss to all who were privileged to know him, his dedicated work
  greatly influenced the energy industry in Texas and beyond, and
  his contributions will continue to be remembered and admired for
  many years to come; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 88th
  Legislature, 4th Called Session, hereby pay tribute to the life
  of Brad Jones and extend heartfelt sympathy to his family,
  friends, and former colleagues; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas Senate adjourns
  this day, it do so in memory of Brad Jones.
Alvarado Hancock Nichols
Bettencourt Hinojosa Parker
Birdwell Huffman Paxton
Blanco Hughes Perry
Campbell King Schwertner
Creighton Kolkhorst Sparks
Eckhardt LaMantia Springer
Flores Menéndez West
Gutierrez Middleton Whitmire
Hall Miles Zaffirini
  Patrick, President of the Senate
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on December 1, 2023, by
    a rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate