Joe Polen adds nearly 25 years of serving in high-level IT, compliance, and security roles in the energy sector to Archer Energy Solutions. In his roles as Executive Director of Security and Engagement with MISO and National Director of NERC Compliance with Avangrid (formerly Iberdrola), he had responsibility in the strategic development, operations, and management of corporate physical, information, personnel, and cybersecurity policy, as well as business continuity initiatives. He was responsible for national programs with NERC compliance and chaired the internal stakeholder workgroups assigned with NERC-CIP regulatory compliance at MISO as well as the following; Security Working Group for MRO, NERC’s SWG (within RSTC), former CIPC Executive Member(NERC), and the WICF in the WECC region.
Joe has a Bachelor of Arts in electrical engineering from I.T.T. Technical Institute, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Concordia University, and a Masters of Business Administration from George Fox University. He received an Executive Global Leadership Certificate from the IMD Business School in Switzerland. He holds several certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)-(ISC)2 and the Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP).