Board of Directors

Senior Executives from energy companies responsible for the highest level of their company’s business strategies. The role of the board is to oversee the participation in and evaluation of WEI activities.

For more information on this Program Development Team contact Amy Nye at or at 503-688-2794

Committee Members

Martin Adams

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

General Manager and Chief Engineer
Utility Board Member

Ryan Adelman

Idaho Power Company

VP Power Supply
Utility Board Member

Rachel Allen

Tacoma Power

Utilities Section Manager
Utility Board Member

Camilo Amezquita

Williams Northwest Pipeline

VP/GM Northwest Pipeline
Utility Board Member

Jill Anderson

Southern California Edison

EVP, Operations
Utility Board Member

Lora Anguay

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Chief Zero Carbon Officer
Utility Board Member

Melanie Bayley

ATCO Electric

President, ATCO Electric
Utility Board Member

Charlie Cassidy

Colorado Springs Utilities

Utility Board Member

Judd Cook

Dominion Energy Utah

V.P. & G.M, Western Distribution
Utility Board Member

Roger Dall’Antonia


President and CEO
Past Chair

Michael Delaney

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Vice President, Utility Partnerships & Innovation
Utility Board Member

Todd Dinehart


Vice President, Employee Experience
Utility Board Member

Robert Duvall

Long Beach Energy Resources

Utility Board Member

Michael Elenbaas

Black & Veatch

Associate Vice President
Services Board Member

Teri French

Hydro One Inc.

EVP, Safety, Operations and Customer Experience
Utility Board Member

Omar Gallegos

El Paso Electric Company

VP Transmission & Distribution
Utility Board Member

Susan Gray

UNS Energy Corp.

President & CEO
Vice Chair at Large

Jared Green

TriSummit Utilities Inc.

President & CEO
Treasurer + 2nd Chair Elect
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Jared Green was appointed President of ENSTAR Natural Gas Company in October, 2014. Since 2007, Mr. Green has held various management positions within ENSTAR’s parent company, AltaGas Ltd., with the most recent position being Vice President and Corporate Controller. Mr. Green has 15 years industry experience in corporate reporting, accounting and risk management at public and private companies listed on both the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. Mr. Green is a member of the Board of Directors of Heritage Gas Limited. Mr. Green holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary, a Bachelor of Commerce (distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan in Accounting, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

John Haarlow

Snohomish County PUD

CEO/General Manager
Utility Board Member

John Hairston

Bonneville Power Administration

Administrator & CEO
Chair Elect

Tyrell Hillebrand

Central Lincoln PUD

General Manager
Utility Board Member

DaVonna Johnson

Seattle City Light

Chief People & Culture Officer - Seattle City Light
Utility Board Member

Garth Johnson


Director, BC Pipelines
Utility Board Member

Roger Kline

Northern Wasco County PUD

General Manager
Utility Board Member

Frank Lawson

Eugene Water & Electric Board

General Manager / CEO
Utility Board Member

Scott Madison

MDU Utilities Group

EVP, Bus. Dev & Gas Supply
Utility Board Member
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Scott Madison, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Cascade Natural Gas Corporation and Intermountain Gas Company. Intermountain and Cascade are wholly owned subsidiaries of MDU Resources Inc. Intermountain is headquartered in Boise, Idaho and Cascade is headquartered in Kennewick, Washington.

Mr. Madison serves as a director of the Northwest Gas Association and the Western Energy Institute. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of the Snake River Region, Director of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry.

Mr. Madison graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Elliot Mainzer

California ISO

President and Chief Executive Officer
Utility Board Member

Shawn Matchim

Roseville Electric

Electric Utility Chief Operating Officer
Utility Board Member

Andee McCoy

Quanta West

VP San Diego Operations
Services Vice Chair

Kyle McNamara


Managing Director
Services Board Member

Aidan McSheffrey

Salt River Project

Associate General Manager & Chief Financial Executive
Vice Chair at Large
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Aidan McSheffrey serves as Associate General Manager and Chief Financial Executive for Salt River Project (SRP). He has been with SRP for 22 years. In his current role, Mr. McSheffrey is responsible for Corporate Operations Services, Financial Services, Corporate Accounting, IT Services and Cyber Security.

Mr. McSheffrey began his career at SRP in 1992 as an analyst in the Corporate Pricing group and held a variety of positions within that group until becoming manager of Corporate Pricing. Prior to becoming Associate General Manager, he served as Manager of Financial Services and Corporate Treasurer. Mr. McSheffrey has represented SRP on the Large Public Power Council (LPPC) rates committee, the Demand Response Coordinating Council and most recently on the LPPC Tax and Finance Task Force.

Mr. McSheffrey currently serves on the Western Energy Institute’s Board of Directors and is also a Board Member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix.

Mr. McSheffrey earned a Master of Science degree in economics from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Northern Arizona University.

Charlotte Mitha

BC Hydro

Executive Vice President
Utility Board Member

Richard Mooney


Sales Manager
Services Board Member
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Rick Mooney is a veteran of the natural gas industry, having served in various sales and sales management positions for nearly 16 years. Currently Rick is the International Market Segment & Northwest District Sales Manager for Elster American Meter.

Prior to joining Elster, Mooney managed a network of international representatives & distributors for Dresser Mooney Controls. Mooney is also a respected instructor, speaker, and author. He has been an instructor at Western Gas Measurement Short Course over the past 13 years. Additionally, Mooney has taught at the Texas A&M University Gulf Coast Gas Measurement Society, the University of Oklahoma International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM); Appalachian School of Gas Measurement Technology (ASGMT); and the New England Gas Operations School (NEGA).

Mooney, who graduated with a degree in business marketing from the University of Portland, is an avid sportsman who enjoys spending any leisure time he can on water – no matter what “state” it is in. Throughout the winter, he can be found experimenting with water properties in its solid form, courtesy his snowboard or skis. He shares his passion for outdoor sports with his wife, Kelly, and their two children, Zach (12) and Alexis (9).

Millie Moran

TC Energy

Vice President, Commercial Operations USPL
Utility Board Member

Jana Mosley

ENMAX Corporation

Vice Chair at Large

Alicia Moy


President and CEO
Utility Board Member
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Alicia Moy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawaii Gas, Hawaii’s only gas utility with operations on all major islands. Hawaii Gas is committed to lowering the cost of energy in Hawaii through our LNG and renewable gas initiatives. She previously served as senior vice president of Macquarie Infrastructure Company, a $4.9 billion corporation that owns, operates and invests in a diversified group of infrastructure businesses in the United States.

Rupen Pandya


President and Chief Executive Officer
Utility Board Member

Jack Podlesnik

Portland General Electric

Sr. Director Transmission Delivery
Utility Board Member

Heather Rosentrater

Avista Utilities

President and Chief Operating Officer
Utility Board Member

Amanda Rosychuk

EPCOR Distribution and Transmission Inc.

Senior Vice President, Electricity Services
Utility Board Member

Dawn Roth Lindell

Burbank Water and Power

General Manager/CEO
Utility Board Member

Kim Rush

NW Natural

Sr. VP & COO
Vice Chair at Large

Bobbi Schroeppel

NorthWestern Energy

Vice President – Customer Care, Communications & HR
Utility Board Member

Jason Sharpe

ATCO Natural Gas

President, ATCO Gas & Pipelines
Utility Board Member

Ryan Shell

New Mexico Gas Company

Utility Board Member

Todd Simmons

Tillamook PUD

General Manager
Utility Board Member

John Sims

ENSTAR Natural Gas Company, LLC

President/ENSTAR Natural Gas Company
Utility Board Member

Scott Smith

Spire Storage

President - Spire Midstream
Utility Board Member

John Stoll

Chelan County PUD

Managing Director of Customer Utilities
Utility Board Member

Janine Sullivan

FortisAlberta Inc.

President and CEO
Utility Board Member

Kevin Sullivan

Western Energy Institute


Tony Tewelis

Arizona Public Service Company

VP, Transmission & Distribution
Utility Board Member

Michelle Vargo

Puget Sound Energy

SVP Energy Operations
Utility Board Member

Rich Wallen

Grant County PUD

Utility Board Member

Julie Williams

Southwest Gas Corporation

Senior Vice President/Continuous Improvement and Optimization
Utility Board Member

Caroline Winn

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Vice Chair at Large
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Caroline Winn is chief energy delivery officer for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), one of Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities.
As chief energy delivery officer, Winn oversees all energy delivery activities for SDG&E, including electric distribution operations and gas services, customer services, and external and state legislative affairs.
Winn has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from California State University Sacramento and is a registered professional engineer in the state of California. Winn serves on the Management Council and Board of Directors of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors of the Western Energy Institute and the Classroom of the Future Foundation. Winn also serves on the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center Board of Advisors.

Lena Wittler

Clark Public Utilities

CEO/General Manager
Utility Board Member

Don Wolfe


Director Business Development
Services Board Member

Gillian Wright

Southern California Gas Company

SVP & Chief Customer Officer