Key Accounts 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 Christopher Lee at or at 971-255-4967

Committee Members

James Ashworth

Idaho Power Company

Market Coordinator - Large Commercial and Industrial

Mandy Assi


Manager, Commercial Accounts

Bill Carroll

Salt River Project

Principal, Strategic Energy Manager

Michael Cooper

Southwest Gas Corporation

Manager of Key Account Management

Kim Donahue

Portland General Electric

Manager, Business Customer Group

Rick Edwards

NorthWestern Energy

Director – Community Connections
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Rick is the Director of Key Accounts & Customer Education at NorthWestern Energy in Butte, Montana. He has worked for 29 years at NorthWestern Energy and their previous company, Montana Power.

Rick graduated from Montana Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical communications. He and his wife, Laurie, have three daughters, Ashley, Karley, and Courtney.

Ken Hughes

Salt River Project

Manager, Strategic Energy Management

Carl Krutka

Portland General Electric

Key Customer Manager
Past Chair

Nancy Lange

NW Natural

Senior Manager, Major Account Services

Christopher Lee

Western Energy Institute

Senior Program Manager
WEI Program Manager

Daniel Ngo

Southern California Edison

Senior Manager, Commercial & Industrial Segment

George Pohndorf

Snohomish County PUD

Senior Manager, Energy Services

Jason Sanders

Puget Sound Energy

Manager, Business Services