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
Co-Chair

David Chaney

Varasset

Managing Partner
Member

Garrett Chavez

El Paso Electric Company

Project Manager
Co-Chair

Robby Frantz

Orbital Engineering

Director, Utility Infrastructure Improvement
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

Caleb Herring

DEMCO

Joint Use Coordinator
Member

Wesley Jones

Crown Castle

Regional Manager, West Region Permitting & Utilities
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.

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

National Director for Land Use and Compliance
Member

James McGiffert

Intec Services, Inc.

Manager
Member

Scott Meredith

Avista Corp.

Customer Project Coordinator
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.

Kurt Schnubel

Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

Executive Director Strategic Accounts
Member

Ray Vigil

PNM

Manager, Distribution Standards & Joint Use
Member

Timothy Webers

NJUNS, Inc.

Executive Director
Member

Scott Ziska

Portland General Electric

Wireless Program Manager
Member