Fleet 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. The Chair of this PDT rotates based on the hosted location for the next program session. PDT members provide survey suggestions, identify critical industry issues, share challenges and accomplishments and set the agenda for each session.

For more information on this Program Development Team contact Traci Pepper at pepper@westernenergy.org or at 503-688-2798

Committee Members

Don Ashmore

Tacoma Public Utilities

Fleet Manager

Jacob Berks

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Fleet Operations Manager

Lissa Brady

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Fleet Asset Manager

Jeffrey Carter

Clark Public Utilities

Fleet Services Manager

Steven Cole

NW Natural

Transportation Supervisor Ops Support Services

Julie Gomez

Tucson Electric Power

T&D Supervisor, Fleet Services

Brendan King

Salt River Project

Fleet Engineering Operations Manager

Gary Lentsch

Eugene Water & Electric Board

CA Fleet Manager

Wayne Palmquist

Portland General Electric

Supervisor Fleet Operations

Alex Parga

El Paso Electric Company

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Fleet OPS Manager El Paso Electric
8 Years at El Paso Electric
18 years in Fleet Management
30 years of Automotive Experience
ASE Certified Master Technician
Fluid Power Hydraulic Certified Technician
Have attended several WEI conferences this is my first time as a speaker.

Traci Pepper

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager
WEI Program Manager

Christopher Robertson

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Fleet Maintenance Ops Manager

Robert Ruiz

Southern California Edison

Principal Manager of Fleet Operations

Robert Saunders

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Fleet Services Manager (Maintenance)
Past Chair

Stephen Scott

Southern California Edison

Senior Manager

Dale Sevy

Dominion Energy Utah

Strategic Fleet Advisor
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Dale Sevy is director of fleet services for Questar Gas, a natural gas utility serving about 870,000 customers in Utah and parts of Wyoming and Idaho. Dale, along with 26 fellow employees in 10 garages, are responsible for the procurement, maintenance, and disposal of about 1,200 utility vehicles and the maintenance of another 600 affiliate-company vehicles. Dale and his team also have helped build one of the nation’s largest and most effective natural gas vehicle (NGV) refueling infrastructures.

Dale graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah Valley University. He has held various positions during his 34-year Questar career including: stationary equipment mechanic, automotive service technician, compressed natural gas project coordinator and fleet services supervisor.