Knowledge, Experience & Integrity

Springfield, Missouri (417) 864-7018
Jefferson City, Missouri (573) 415-8379
Little Rock, Arkansas (501) 712-2920

Heather H. Starnes

HeatherColorAs the former Manager of External Affairs and Regulatory Policy for the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), and in private practice as an attorney and consultant, Heather oversaw development of policy through the SPP stakeholder process, including revisions to the FERC-jurisdictional tariff and state regulatory processes.  During her tenure as an attorney and consultant in private practice she has provided guidance to a broad spectrum of energy clients, including municipals, cooperatives, joint action agencies, transmission companies and vertically integrated utilities.

Heather has more than 20 years of experience, primarily in the areas of energy, utilities, municipal and administrative law.  She also has extensive experience in state and federal regulatory and legislative processes.

Heather received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hendrix College and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock School of Law.  While in law school, she served as a clerk for the Arkansas Municipal League, working with Arkansas municipals to address legal and regulatory issues and developing training programs for city officials.  She lives in Little Rock with her twins, Ken and Sarah.

Heather can be reached by telephone either at (501) 712-2920 or by email at