Senior Director, Utility Partnerships
Steve W. Chriss is Director, Energy Services for Walmart Inc. and is responsible for managing Walmart’s regulatory and legislative cost exposure from changes in electric and natural gas rates, interventions in utility proceedings, rate and pricing analyses, and developing strategic initiatives with regulated utilities. Since 2007, he has managed interventions in over 400 regulatory dockets. Steve also serves as a witness on behalf of Walmart and in his career has testified in over 200 rate and policy dockets in 40 states and on legislative matters in four states. Prior to joining Walmart, Steve was an Economist and later Senior Utility Analyst for the Oregon Public Utility Commission from 2003 to 2007. From 2001 to 2003, Steve worked as an Analyst on domestic and international energy regulatory projects for Econ One Research, Inc., an energy and economics consulting firm. Steve received a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Louisiana State University in 2001 and a B.S. in Agricultural Development and a B.S. in Horticulture from Texas A&M University in 1997. He also completed coursework in Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida.