Energy Management PDT

Program Development Teams (PDTs) are a diverse mix of energy industry professionals responsible for the content creation of programs. Role may involve subject matter expert recruitment, participating in planning meetings and receiving invaluable networking opportunities throughout the entire process.

For more information on this Program Development Team contact Kristen Taylor at or at 971-255-4969

Committee Members

William Donahue

Puget Sound Energy

Manager, Natural Gas Resources

Ralph Epling

IGI Resources, Inc.

Managing Director
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Ralph has been with IGI Resources, Inc in Seattle since 1994. BP purchased IGI in 2000. Ralph is responsible for marketing gas to large industrial and Utility customers in the Pacific NW and has 4 marketers reporting to him who handle industrial customers in the Pacific NW and British Columbia.

Ralph has prior experience working for several gas utilities in the Pacific NW and also has experience working for a small gas producer negotiating agreements to move gas from the wellhead to the burnertip.

Randolph Friedman

NW Natural

Senior Director, Gas Supply

Brian Moghadam

Powerex Corp.

Business Development Manager

John Olenick

Southwest Gas Corporation

Director/Gas Supply

Tania Specogna


Director, Resource Development
Past Chair

Kristen Taylor

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager
WEI Liaison

Nate Taylor

Southern California Gas Company

Product Development and Strategy Manager

Gary Venz

Williams Northwest Pipeline

Manager, Marketing Services