Joint Use 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 Marco Henkel at henkel@westernenergy.org or at 971-255-4971

Committee Members

Ronald Bilodeau

Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

Director Strategic Accounts
Member

David Chaney

Varasset

Managing Partner
Member

Garrett Chavez

El Paso Electric Company

Analyst - Joint Use
Member

George Cox

Tampa Electric Company

Supervisor Construction Services
Member

Karen Flewharty

Oncor Electric Delivery

Joint Use Manager
Member
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Karen graduated from Texas Tech University in 1998 with a bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering. She has worked in the Oncor distribution business for 16 years and as Oncor’s Joint Use Manager for the last 10 years. Before managing Oncor’s Joint Use group, she worked in the distribution operations dispatch center, then distribution engineering design and next, managed distribution feeder maintenance, as well as other special projects. As the Joint Use Manager, Karen is responsible for joint use customer relations, regulatory and legal matters, pole attachment policies and procedures and management of Oncor’s permitting contractor.

Robby Frantz

Duquesne Light Company

Supervisor, Third Party Attachments
Member

Timothy Gasser

MasTec

Consultant
Member

Elizabeth Harris

Dominion Energy

Electric Distribution Joint Utility Consultant
Member

Marco Henkel

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager
WEI Program Manager

Wesley Jones

Crown Castle

Regional Manager, West Region Permitting & Utilities
Member

Matthew Krause

Puget Sound Energy

Project Manager, Pole Services
Member

Randy Lyle

Tampa Electric Company

Joint Use Field Tech Sr
Member

Rosella Maestas

PNM Resources Inc.

Senior Joint Use Administrator
Member

Patrick McFall

Cox Communications

Manager, Construction ROW & Permitting
Member

Jim McGiffert

Intec Services, Inc.

Director, Sales and Operations
Member

Jason Nemjo

Clark Public Utilities

Joint Utilities Specialist
Member
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Jason has worked for Clark Public Utilities for 16 years. He started with the Utility in 1999 in the Field Service Dept. reading electric and water meters. After three and a half years in Field Service Jason was awarded the position as a Joint Utilities Coordinator to rebuild the department that had been dormant for several years. Four years later he was promoted to Joint Utilities Specialist and allowed to utilize students and existing staff to grow the department even further.

Today Jason’s responsibilities within the Joint Use department primarily focus on resolving the many Joint Use related issues that otherwise do not fit in the day to day routine of the department, a.k.a. putting out fires.

Jason prides himself on providing outstanding customer service and aims to exceed the customers expectations.

Patti Rafish

NorthWestern Energy

Joint Use / Joint Trench Coordinator
Member

Jeremy Sadler

Davey Resource Group

Asset Management Market Manager
Member

Kurt Schnubel

Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

Sr. Director Business Development
Member

Ray Vigil

PNM

Manager, Distribution Standards & Joint Use
Member

Timothy Webers

NJUNS, Inc.

Executive Director
Member