Sheri Givens is President of Givens Consulting LLC, an Austin, Texas-based energy consulting firm. Her clients include consumer advocate and non-profit organizations, trade associations, investors, and U.S. and international government agencies and utilities. Sheri’s focus is on utility consumer engagement, education, protection, advocacy, and regulatory policy. Her professional experience includes nearly twenty years in legal, regulatory, legislative, and external affairs. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Women in Energy.
From 2009 to 2013, Sheri was twice appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry, and confirmed by the Texas Senate, to lead the Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel, the state’s consumer advocacy agency representing residential and small business utility customers before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), regulatory agencies, and courts. Sheri served as a Director on the Boards of both the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state’s independent system operator, and the Texas Reliability Entity Inc., the state’s Regional Entity for the ERCOT region. She was elected, by fellow nationwide advocates, to the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA). Her prior positions have included senior advising attorney at the PUCT, assistant general counsel at the Texas Workforce Commission, and various roles in the Texas Legislature.
Sheri obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Energy Bar Association, Association of Women in Energy, and Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment.