Our Team

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We’re a close-knit, passionate team based in downtown Portland, Oregon. While our staff size is modest, we're nimble and what we lack in size we make up for in hard work and dedication to our members. Come see who is behind the scenes here at WEI making everything happen.

Meet Our Team

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Marisol Alvarez

Member Services Specialist
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Maria Cheadle

Payroll + HR Specialist
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Eric Christenson

Director of Program Curriculum + Engagement
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Meryl Collins

Member Experience Manager
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Jessica Grant

Program Manager
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DeAnna Heller, CMA

Chief Financial Officer
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Marco Henkel

Program Manager
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Karen Himes

Program Manager + Member Engagement Specialist
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Stephanie Knauss-Crader

Chief Operating Officer
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Christopher Lee, MIM

Director of Program Development
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Cassie Leone

Program Manager
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Jing Maughan

Senior Accountant
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Amy Nye

Director of Programs
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Traci Pepper

Program Manager
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Kayt Roberts

Marketing Communications Manager + Managing Editor
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JoAnn Rothi

Accounting Specialist
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Kevin Sullivan

President
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Kris Taylor

Director of Programs + Service Company Memberships
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Nicole Vaicunas

Member Services + Database Specialist
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Beverly Woolf

Director of Programs
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Diana Zoren, CAE

Director of Strategic Initiatives

INTERESTED IN WORKING AT WEI?

We're based in the town of Portland--think hops and malt, coffee beans, pedalpalooza, and the most ironic mustaches you can imagine. In other words, a superb place to live. In fact, for the last eight years, we've been named one of the 100 best nonprofits to work for in Oregon by Oregon Business.

Our work is all about collaboration and communication, and we try to apply that ethos to our culture as well. We love getting people together, whether it's for an impromptu happy hour in the office or a summer bash.

We're always interested in meeting someone who's up on the latest issues affecting natural gas and electric utility industries, and someone who can take that knowledge and approach situations with an innovative mindset. Still interested? Send us your resume and story at apply@westernenergy.org, and we'll reach out when an opportunity comes up where we might be a match.

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