M. William (Bill) Brier is Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs at EEI. Bill's responsibilities include: management of public policy and advocacy communication, public opinion research, advertising and exhibits, media relations and outreach, industry publications (including the award-winning magazine, Electric Perspectives), publicity and promotion, and electronic information services.
Bill joined EEI in 1983, and is recognized as an industry expert and spokesperson. Bill has been interviewed extensively by national and international media on industry issues, focusing particularly on restructured electricity markets. He has also testified before numerous state legislatures and utility commissions on behalf of EEI's member companies.
Prior to joining EEI, Bill served as Vice President of Public Affairs at CF Industries, a chemical company. He also held a similar position with Energy Cooperative, an independent petroleum refiner. Bill also has worked for RJR Industries and the National Council of Farm Cooperatives.
Bill served as Executive Assistant to U.S. Congressman Larry Winn, Jr. (R-Kansas), and was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 1968-1970. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas.