Prior to joining Fortress, Whitney was the Technical Executive in charge of Transmission and Distribution R&D at the Electric Power Research Institute. Prior to that, Whitney was Principal for Critical Infrastructure Protection at NERC, where he was responsible for CIP compliance and standards oversight function and facilitates and provide administrative support to the CIP Compliance Working Group. He also provided CIP subject matter expertise as a compliance liaison to the Cyber Security 706 standard drafting team. Prior to joining NERC, Tobias worked as an engineer at Burns & McDonnell Engineering in Missouri, leading the Critical Infrastructure Advisory team and GE Energy’s Smart Grid Center of Excellence. He began his career as a senior IT systems auditor at PwC.
Whitney coordinated the industry’s early adoption of the NERC CIP Standards Version 5, chartered the Emerging Technology Roundtables to address supply chain and cloud technologies. Whitney currently sits on various electric power industry and standards working groups.
He holds a B.S. in business and public administration from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Washington University, Saint Louis.