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Bill Townsend

Managing Director, North American Power

Bill Townsend is one of the Managing Directors of North American Power at Genscape. He is responsible for Genscape's product strategy and direction. He leads a team of industry experts who manage Genscape's product portfolio to be a leading provider of energy market intelligence. Prior to joining Genscape, Bill worked as an energy economic consultant and information product designer. He has a wide variety of experience building analytical software and data services for the energy industry. In 2000, he founded and was president of Friedwire, Inc., which was acquired by Platts/McGraw-Hill in October 2003, where he ran the database business until 2006. He holds a BA in International Affairs and an MA in Economics from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.