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:

2018/2019 Officers

Jackie Flowers

Jackie Flowers

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

1st 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

2nd Vice-President

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.

Brad Janorschke

Brad Janorschke

Secreatary/Treasurer

Mr. Janorschke is presently the General Manager of Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) and its generation and transmission entity Alaska Electric and Energy Cooperative (AEEC). HEA provides service to over 30,000 meters across 3,200 square miles of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. It is a beautiful area that is home to a variety of large industrial accounts, including an oil refinery and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) facility owned by Andeaver (formerly Tesoro) and several other natural gas exploration and production companies. HEA also operates and maintains the state-owned Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project, which is the largest hydro facility in Alaska.

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor

Immediate Past 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.


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

Marc Farmer

Marc Farmer

Board of Trustees Member

Clatskanie PUD

John Foutz

John Foutz

Board of Trustees Member

City of Seward

K. David Hagen

K. David Hagen

Board of Trustees Member

Clearwater Power Co.

Dick Helgeson

Dick Helgeson

Board of Trustees Member

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Dominic Ivanoff

Dominic Ivanoff

Board of Trustees Member

Kotzebue Electric Association

Tony Izzo

Tony Izzo

Board of Trustees Member

Matanuska Electric Association

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Board of Trustees Member

Flathead Electric Cooperative

Dave Kelsey

Dave Kelsey

Board of Trustees Member

Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative

Stephan Lauzier

Stephan Lauzier

Board of Trustees Member

Anza Electric Cooperative

Alex Love

Alex Love

Board of Trustees Member

Nelson Hydro

Steve Mills

Steve Mills

Associate Member Representative

Evluma

Jason Norlen

Jason Norlen

Board of Trustees Member

Heber Light & Power

Arlen Orchard

Arlen Orchard

Board of Trustees Member

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Kevin Parrish

Kevin Parrish

Board of Trustees Member

Emerald People’s Utility District

Ted Rampton

Ted Rampton

Associate Member Representative

UAMPS (Utah Association of Municipal Power Systems)

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

Donald Smith

Donald Smith

Board of Trustees Member

Wheatland Rural Electric Association

Brad Sawatzke

Brad Sawatzke

Board of Trustees Member

Energy Northwest

Scott Sweeney

Scott Sweeney

Board of Trustees Member

Fergus Electric Cooperative

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

Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson

Board of Trustees Member

Tacoma Public Utilities

Thomas Wolff

Thomas Wolff

Board of Trustees Member

Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative, Inc.