NWPPA serves its members needs from four departments: Communications, Administration/Member Service, Education and Training, and Government/Regulatory Relations. 

Executive Director

Scott Corwin

Executive Director

Scott Corwin is Executive Director of the Northwest Public Power Association, which provides education, training, communications, government relations, and other value-added services to over 150 utility members in nine western states and British Columbia.  Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Public Power Council (PPC) for twelve years, representing utility customers of the Bonneville Power Administration. Scott has also worked for PNGC Power, Portland General Electric, the Speaker’s Office of the Oregon House of Representatives, and in various positions with the United States Senate in Washington, D.C., including Legal Counsel to U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield and staff to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. He also worked for a law firm specializing in tax and pension legislation.

Scott graduated from Dartmouth College, has a law degree from the University of Washington and is a member of the Oregon Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association.  He has served on numerous industry task forces relating to power supply, has been an expert witness before Congress, and served on various charitable and community boards.  He has also served on national advisory committees to the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Learning and Workforce Development

Jenny Keesey

Director of Learning and Workforce Development

Roy Cevallos

Learning Program Manager

Yara Amberson

Learning Program Manager

Annie Wittenberg

Learning Program Manager


Brenda Dunn

Director of Communications

Mark Woodward

Senior Graphic Designer

Nina Rydalch

Communications Specialist

Alyssa Shoaf

Marketing and Member Services Coordinator

Administrative Services

Brent Lay

CFO & Administrative Services Director

Dawn Stimson

Senior Accountant

Connie Philibert

Senior Administrative Assistant

William Keenan

Solutions Architect

Sierra Combs

Data Specialist