Together, let’s make an impact.
Every year, our volunteer count continues to climb as we enjoy the company of the industry's best and brightest professionals. Together with WEI staff, volunteers collaborate across more than 45 committees to design relevant agendas and invaluable conversations focused on best practices. Our volunteer structure includes our board, board and executive committees, the executive planning committee, and a program development team behind almost every program we offer.
Volunteer committees gain leadership development, networking opportunities, and access to utility executives throughout western North America as they work to bring together the industry’s leading and brightest professionals for over 73,500 instructional hours each year. Curious about how committees are structured?
Committee participation has opened a variety of doors for volunteers, including publication opportunities, job promotions, and professional development as well as the chance to forge valuable industry connections that last a lifetime. Members may volunteer to join a committee pending approval by WEI staff, when logged in.
“My experience as a member and, more recently, as a program chair, have been extremely positive and valuable. In my opinion, the organization’s focus on relationships is apparent and its biggest asset. WEI’s industry relationships keep the organization in tune with emerging issues and best practices for sharing and exploring with members. It fosters and encourages peer relationships, which helped me expand my industry network. When I have an idea I need feedback on, or if I want to know more about a best practice, I have a network to rely on.”
“WEI has provided networking and learning opportunities that have created friendships and contacts that span numerous energy providers. In particular, the Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders program remains one of the foremost leadership programs I have benefited from. I will value the relationships and structure from that for the rest of my career...and beyond.”