Corporate Communications PDT

Program Development Teams (PDTs) are a diverse mix of energy industry professionals responsible for the content creation of programs. The role generally involves subject matter expert recruitment, participation in planning meetings, and topic selection. The Chair for the PDT rotates dependent on the location for the next session. PDT members provide survey suggestions and responses, identify critical industry issues, share challenges and accomplishments, recommend subject matter experts and set the agenda for each session.

For more information on this Program Development Team contact

Joshua Baker at baker@westernenergy.org or at 971-930-2032

Committee Members

Joshua Baker

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager
WEI Program Manager

Cara Chatfield

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Manager, Corporate Communications
Member

Anna Deeley

BC Hydro

Corporate Affairs Manager
Member

Julie Dixon

FortisBC

Senior Manager, Employee Communications + Talent Development
Member

Erica Erland

Clark Public Utilities

Corporate Communications Manager
Member

Michelle Figueroa

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Manager of Corporate Communications
Co-Chair

Mark Hanson

MDU Utilities Group

Senior Public Relations Representative
Member

Debra Leithauser

Idaho Power Company

Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing
Member

Jenny Levesque

Seattle City Light

Community Outreach Manager
Member

Maral Lotfian

FortisBC

Manager, Employee Communications
Member

Joseph Ramallo

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Asst. General Manager, Communications, Media & Community Affairs
Co-Chair

Scott Simms

Bonneville Power Administration

Supervisory, Public Affairs Specialist
Member