Curt Hébert co-chairs BPC’s Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative.
Hébert served four years in Washington as a presidential appointee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He was nominated to a Republican seat on FERC by President Clinton in 1997 and named chair by President Bush in January 2001. At 38 years of age, he became the youngest chairman in FERC’s history. During Hébert’s tenure at FERC, he led efforts to restructure the electric utility and natural gas pipeline industries to promote competition.
He is currently a partner with Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC. He is the former chief executive officer of Lexicon Strategy Group, LLC, a firm that focuses on policy and regulatory issues in the financial, energy, and governmental sectors.
Previously, Hébert was executive vice president of eternal affairs at Entergy, where he supervised the company’s system regulatory efforts and strategies, system and federal government relations, environmental policy, external and internal communications, and corporate contribution functions.
He earned degrees from The University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi College School of Law, and completed the Nuclear Reactor Technology Program at MIT. Hébert is a member of the Mississippi bar.