Customer Connections PDT

Program Development Teams (PDTs) are a diverse mix of energy industry professionals responsible for the content creation of programs. The leadership team explores contemporary topics, exchange thoughts throughout the year and supports the effort to bring in content experts.

For more information on this Program Development Team contact Beverly Jones Woolf at joneswoolf@westernenergy.org or at 503-688-2790

Committee Members

Brandy Bolden

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Director, Customer Care & Revenue Operations
Member

Mike Broemeling

Avista Utilities

Director, Customer Services
Chair
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Mike is the Director, Customer & Shared Services at Avista with responsibility for customer service including meter reading, field services, billing, contact center, training, technology and credit & collections. He is also responsible for supply chain, facilities, fleet and business process improvement.

Mike joined Avista in 1983 and has held a variety of leadership roles during his career. He is a graduate of Whitworth University and resides in Spokane, Washington.

He has been active in the community serving on non-profit boards along with being very active in the Boy Scouts of America.

Lisa Fix

Clark Public Utilities

Director of Customer Service
Member

Mark Freeman

Central Lincoln PUD

Director of Employee, Customer & Community Services
Member

Alan Garcia

NW Natural

Senior Director of Customer Acquisition
Member

Dave Joerger

Idaho Power Company

General Manager of Customer Service and Regional Operations
Vice Chair

Michaela Lynn

Portland General Electric

Director - Customer Service
Member

Jennifer MacGowan

FortisAlberta Inc.

Director, Customer Care and Connections
Member

Bobbi Schroeppel

NorthWestern Energy

VP - Customer Care, Communications and Human Resources
Member
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Ms. Schroeppel responsibilities include strategic and day-to-day leadership of NorthWestern’s customer facing, communication and human resources generalist processes. She holds degrees in Statistics, Sociology and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

John Thurmond

NorthWestern Energy

Director, Customer Interactions
Member

Beverly Woolf

Western Energy Institute

Senior Program Manager
WEI Program Manager

Greg Zeller

Puget Sound Energy

Director, Customer Care
Member

Greg Zeller

Puget Sound Energy

Director, Customer Care
Member