While IMPA is governed by its members, the Agency's operations are overseen by its Senior Management Team and carried out by the Agency's professional and experienced staff.
IMPA Senior Management
Raj Rao – President and Chief Executive Officer
Raj Rao has served as President of IMPA since 1986 and is responsible for the administration and development of IMPA and its strategies and programs pursuant to policies established by the Board. Mr. Rao joined IMPA in October 1983 as Director of Engineering and served in that capacity until he was appointed as President. Mr. Rao served as Chief Electrical Engineer with Richmond Power & Light prior to his employment with IMPA. Mr. Rao is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Ball State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Osmania University, India.
– Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Jack Alvey joined IMPA in 1992. He currently serves as IMPA's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for IMPA’s generation operations, electrical facilities, communication facilities, maintenance, safety, environmental compliance, and North American Electric Reliability Council compliance. Mr. Alvey has held the positions of Senior Vice President - Generation, Senior Combustion Turbine Operator, Manager of Generation Operations and Director of Generation Operations. Mr. Alvey served in the United States Navy’s nuclear power field. Mr. Alvey holds a Master of Business Administration degree from IU Kelley School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University.
– Executive Vice President, Energy Solutions
Frank Smardo joined IMPA in 2001 as Planning Engineer. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Market Operations, overseeing the Agency's Market Operations center, before being named Senior Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Smardo holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from the IU Kelley School of Business.
– Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Peter Prettyman joined IMPA in 2014 as Vice President and Staff Counsel. Prior to joining IMPA, Mr. Prettyman was employed as a litigation attorney with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Indianapolis. In his role with IMPA, Prettyman assists the Agency in its legal, regulatory and business activities. Mr. Prettyman earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where he graduated with honors. He holds a B.A. from Vanguard University of Southern California.
– Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chris Rettig joined IMPA in 2000. He is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the Agency's Accounting and Member Services departments. Prior to joining IMPA, Mr. Rettig worked for Roche Diagnostics Corporation for five years and the accounting firms of Baird, Kurtz & Dobson (formerly Geo. S. Olive & Co.) and Baden, Gage and Schroeder for eleven years. Mr. Rettig holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Butler University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics from Ball State University. Mr. Rettig is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Indiana.