Allen Nye is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Oncor, the largest electric utility in Texas, and the largest pure-play wires Company in America. Nye became CEO of Oncor in early 2018, after the close of a successful transaction with Sempra Energy. Nye previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, responsible for overseeing all of Oncor’s legal, regulatory, government affairs, and compliance matters.
From June 2008 until joining Oncor, Nye practiced law as a partner in the Dallas office of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he focused on the representation of regulated energy companies before state and federal government agencies, including the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the State Office of Administrative Hearings and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Prior to Vinson & Elkins, Nye was a partner in the law firm of Hunton & Williams LLP from January 2002 until May 2008. Nye graduated from Texas A&M University in 1989 and earned a J.D. at St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1993. Texas Monthly named Nye a “Texas Rising Star” in 2005.
Nye is an active community leader, presently involved on the President’s Advisory Board at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Texas A&M’s SmartGrid Advisory Board, and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas as well as an Ex-Officio board member of the Dallas Citizens Council. Previously, Nye served on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
Nye is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and lives in Dallas with his wife and two children.