Project Manager


With almost 20 years of professional project management, business analyst, and managerial experience, Brad Lively serves as the NERC Compliance Programs Manager in Certrec's Office of NERC Compliance. While leading departmental operations and NERC assessments in the O&P and CIP areas, Brad has brought his project management acumen and considerable regulatory expertise to lead and support compliance-related projects and ongoing operations for more than 80 NERC Registered Entities.

Having a history as a professional contract Project Manager (PMI), Brad successfully has led a multitude of projects to completion, including multi-million-dollar programs for the Department of Defense, Babcock and Wilcox, and a variety of Fortune 500 companies. Furthermore, in his role as a public speaker, Brad has been the key presenter or paid lecturer at more than 2,000 large audience presentations and training sessions in venues ranging from corporate executive-level surroundings to the Pentagon.

Brad received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1994 from Texas Wesleyan University after receiving a full scholarship for academics. Continued educational areas of focus have included PMP, Six Sigma, TQM, Dale Carnegie, Business Process Management, NERC Regulation, and CIP/NIST Cyber Security practices.