Full Name
Steve Chriss
Job Title
Sr. Director Utility Partnerships
Speaker Bio
Steve W. Chriss is Senior Director, Utility Partnerships for Walmart Inc. Steve leads Walmart’s Utility Partnerships team and is responsible for managing Walmart’s utility services, regulatory and legislative engagement, pricing analyses, and strategic partnership opportunities. Since 2007, he has managed interventions in over 500 regulatory dockets. Steve also serves as a witness on behalf of Walmart and in his career has testified in over 280 rate and policy dockets in 43 states and on legislative matters in five 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 and a B.S. in Agricultural Development and a B.S. in Horticulture from Texas A&M University. He also completed coursework in Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida.
Steve Chriss