Board of Trustees

NWPPA’s Board of Trustees consists of individuals from member utilities across the Western U.S. and Canada.
Current officers and board members include:
 

2017/2018 Officers

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor

President

Steve’s career in the electrical industry began with the United States Navy in the late 1980’s, followed by earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Electronic Engineering Technology from Central Washington University. Steve began his first position with Lower Valley Power and Light in Jackson, Wyoming in 1993 as the Customer Service Engineer and then moved onto Franklin County PUD in Pasco, Washington as the Staking Engineer. His final engineering position came at Powder River Energy in Sundance, Wyoming as an Engineering Manager for seven years before joining Mason PUD No. 1 in 2007. Steve has served on the NWPPA Board since 2011.

He can be reached through the Mason County PUD No. 1 website.

Jackie Flowers

Jackie Flowers

1st Vice-President

Jackie is the General Manager of Idaho Falls Power (IFP), one of Idaho’s most progressive municipal electric utilities. IFP serves approximately 20,300 residential and 3,150 commercial customers over about 17 square miles and with 370 miles of transmission and distribution lines. The division employs 60 people serving the citizens of Idaho Falls. Jackie has served on the NWPPA Board since 2010.

She can be reached through the Idaho Falls Power website.

F. Scott Egbert

F. Scott Egbert

2nd Vice-President

Scott Egbert is on the board at Wells Rural Electric in Wells, Nevada. Scott has been on the NWPPA Board of Trustees since 2011.

He can be reached through the Wells Rural Electric website.

Ron Holmes

Ron Holmes

Secretary/Treasurer

Ron was elected to the Wasco Electric Board of Directors in 2008. Ron is the past chairman of the Mid-Columbia Producers Board of Directors. He serves on the budget committees of South Sherman Fire District and the Sherman County School District.

He can be reached through the Wasco Electric Cooperative website.

Alex Love

Alex Love

Immediate Past President

Alex Love is an Electrical Engineer and General Manager of Nelson Hydro in British Columbia. Nelson Hydro is a very interesting utility for Alex as he gets to develop new business opportunities such as building a Fiber Optic utility and he is currently engaged in setting up a District Energy heat utility.

His prior work experience includes several years in the high Arctic designing and building remote diesel power generating stations. One of the most memorable experiences was after a true arctic blizzard being able to walk on a snow drift right onto the roof of the power plant.

On the personal side, Alex enjoys boating on the lake, woodworking and camping. His wife and two teenage kids also enjoy the camping expeditions.

Alex has served on the NWPPA Board since 2012.

He can be reached through the Nelson Hydro website.


Board Members

Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

Associate Member Representative

Electrical Consultants, Inc.

Michelle Bertolino

Michelle Bertolino

Board of Trustees Member

Roseville Electric

Ann Congdon

Ann Congdon

Board of Trustees Member

Chelan PUD

Larry Dunbar

Larry Dunbar

Board of Trustees Member

City of Ellensburg

Marc Farmer

Marc Farmer

Board of Trustees Member

Clatskanie PUD

John Foutz

John Foutz

Board of Trustees Member

City of Seward

Bob Hammond

Bob Hammond

Board of Trustees Member

Richland Energy Services

Doug Hardy

Doug Hardy

Board of Trustees Member

Central Montana Electric Power Cooperative

Dick Helgeson

Dick Helgeson

Board of Trustees Member

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Dominic Ivanoff

Dominic Ivanoff

Board of Trustees Member

Kotzebue Electric Association

Brad Janorschke

Brad Janorschke

Board of Trustees Member

Homer Electric Association

Terry Kelly

Terry Kelly

Board of Trustees Member

Salem Electric

Dave Kelsey

Dave Kelsey

Board of Trustees Member

Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative

Clay Koplin

Clay Koplin

Board of Trustees Member

Cordova Electric Cooperative

Terry LaLiberte

Terry LaLiberte

Board of Trustees Member

Kootenai Electric Cooperative

Steve Mills

Steve Mills

Associate Member Representative

Evluma

Richard “Dick” Morris

Richard “Dick” Morris

Board of Trustees Member

Trinity PUD

Jason Norlen

Jason Norlen

Board of Trustees Member

Heber Light & Power

Scott Odegard

Scott Odegard

Board of Trustees Member

Sun River Electric

Arlen Orchard

Arlen Orchard

Board of Trustees Member

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

William “Bill” Rambo

William “Bill” Rambo

Associate Member Representative

PEAK Measure

Ted Rampton

Ted Rampton

Associate Member Representative

UAMPS (Utah Association of Municipal Power Systems)

Brad Sawatzke

Brad Sawatzke

Board of Trustees Member

Energy Northwest

J. Douglas Schmier

J. Douglas Schmier

Board of Trustees Member

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative

John Sloan

John Sloan

Board of Trustees Member

Golden Valley Electric Association

Clay Smith

Clay Smith

Board of Trustees Member

Northern Wasco PUD

Donald Smith

Donald Smith

Board of Trustees Member

Wheatland Rural Electric Association

Dolores Stegeman

Dolores Stegeman

Board of Trustees Member

Tacoma Power

Jafar Taghavi

Jafar Taghavi

Board of Trustees Member

Peninsula Light Company

Susan Thraen

Susan Thraen

Board of Trustees Member

Missoula Electric Cooperative

Chuck Thurman

Chuck Thurman

Board of Trustees Member

Monmouth Power and Light

Buddy Treadway

Buddy Treadway

Board of Trustees Member

Benton Rural Electric Association

Angie Sanchez Virnoche

Angie Sanchez Virnoche

Associate Member Representative

FCS Group

Dale Walker

Dale Walker

Board of Trustees Member

Grant County PUD