Incident Command System Leadership 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 Eric Christenson at or at 971-303-2118

Committee Members

Eric Heidmann

Bonneville Power Administration


Kenneth Lewis

Salt River Project

Business Continuity & Emergency Management

Cecile Pinto

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Manager, All Hazards Planning, and Response Support

Ann Steeves

Handheld Continuity - Emergency Management Institute

President and CEO
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Ann Steeves has held leadership positions in federal, state, local (city/county) and private arenas. Hired at PGE in April 2011, Ann is the Operations Manager for Business Continuity Emergency Management (BCEM) responsible for strategic and tactical planning, training and exercises on a companywide basis that involve any type of All Hazards emergency response.

Prior to that, Ann spent six years as a Regional Coordinator with the Hospital/Healthcare Preparedness Program brokering community relationships and conducting strategic and tactical planning across a six county, 12 hospital environment for any large scale medical surge emergency (hospital evacuation, critical supplies, logistics, communications, etc.).

Ann is a certified instructor in the Incident Command System (ICS), Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Continuity of Operations (COOP), and is trained in Multi-Agency Coordination Group (MACG) and All Hazard Incident Management Teams. Ann is certified as a Master Continuity Practitioner (MCP) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); certified by the Disaster Recovery Institute International as a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) and has authored or reviewed national level publications on Emergency Response and Mutual Assistance topics.

Ann works with Critical Infrastructure providers, all levels of Government and community based entities in this diverse collaborative and interdependent framework to improve and strengthen capacity and capabilities related to business continuity, information disaster recovery, and emergency mitigation, preparation, response and recovery.

Kevin Sullivan

Western Energy Institute

Senior Program Manager
WEI Program Manager
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Kevin is a Senior Program Manager responsible for a variety of programs and initiatives at WEI. His program responsibility includes managing the highly rated Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders program, the portfolio of Emergency Response and Western Region Mutual Assistance Agreement (WRMAA) meetings, and is the lead over the Corporate Performance Management and Business Analytics groups. He is also responsible for managing the service company membership category within WEI by driving new membership development, sponsorship of all programs, and overall member relations for WEI’s 170+ service company members. Kevin graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing. He enjoys playing basketball and golf, and spending time with his family and friends.