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 Diana Zoren at zoren@westernenergy.org or at 971-255-4965

Committee Members

Christian Blank

Arizona Public Service Company

Joint Use Specialist
Member

Tom Breuckman

Xcel Energy Inc.

Manager Facility Attachments
Member

Robert Campos

Salt River Project

Joint Use Project Specialist
Member

David Chaney

Varasset

Managing Partner
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.

Timothy Gasser

Crown Castle

Manager - Utilities Relations
Member

Richard Harms

CenturyLink

Joint Use Manager
Member

Rebekah Haynes

Arizona Public Service Company

Member

Nichole Hogan Bates

Tampa Electric Company

Sr. Joint Use Field Operations
Member

Jeffrey Kent

PacifiCorp

Director, Distribution Support
Member
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Jeff has over 30 years combined experience in the Telecommunications and Electric Utility industry. Jeff is currently Director of Distribution Support for PacifiCorp, responsible for Joint Administration for Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power in six states.

Prior to his December 2008 arrival at PacifiCorp, Jeff worked for Qwest and its predecessors for 30 years holding numerous positions in the Construction & Engineering Department. The last five years at Qwest Jeff served as single point of contact for the Oregon Public Utilities Commission Safety Staff and Oregon pole occupants on all issues related to the Joint Use of Poles.

Jeff’s been a member of the Oregon Joint Use Association’s Board of Directors since 2004, was President in 2007, and currently chairs the association’s Dispute Resolution Committee.

Jeff attended the University of Oregon and Portland State University and has a B.S. in General Studies Science.

Matthew Krause

Puget Sound Energy

Project Manager, Pole Services
Member

Katie Marshall

Chelan County PUD

Pole Attachment Program Manager
Member

Jim McGiffert

Intec Services, Inc.

Director, Sales and Operations
Member

Tom McGowan

CenturyLink

Joint Use Regional Manager
Member

Rann Mouey

Portland General Electric

UAM Supervisor Business Operations
Member

Jason Nemjo

Clark Public Utilities

Joint Use 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.

Rafael Nunez

Crown Castle

Manager - Utilities Relations
Member

Eugene Quartucci

Cox Communications

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Member

Patti Rafish

NorthWestern Energy

Joint Use / Joint Trench Coodinator, Data Analyst
Member

Kurt Schnubel

Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

Director - Business Development
Member

Bob Trzepkowski

Salt River Project

Strategic Business Development Customer Construction Services
Co-Chair

Ray Vigil

PNM

Manager, Distribution Standards & Joint Use
Member

Brett Willett

SPIDA Software / IJUS

Vice President
Member

Diana Zoren

Western Energy Institute

Director of Operations Programs
WEI Program Manager