Operations Business Strategies – Electric 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 Beverly Jones Woolf at joneswoolf@westernenergy.org or at 503-688-2790

Committee Members

Mansur Bitar

EPCOR Distribution and Transmission Inc.

Director, Distribution
Past Chair

Gary Donald

FortisAlberta

Director System operations
Member

Cynthia Garcia

TEP

Senior Director Transmission & Distribution Operations
Member

William Herriott

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Assistant Director Power Transmission and Distribution
Member

David Howell

Avista Corp.

Director of Operations
Member

Beverly Jones Woolf

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager
WEI Program Manager

Brent Kobelka

ATCO Electric

Director, District Operations
Member

Dan Koch

Puget Sound Energy

Director, Electric Operations
Chair

David Lebeter

BC Hydro

Vice President, Field & Grid Operations
Member

Attila Miszti

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Director, Line Assets - Design, Construction and Maintenance
Member

Chris Reynoso

Salt River Project

Director of Distribution Improvements
Member

Michael Schmit

NorthWestern Energy

General Manager - Construction
Member

Leartica Simpkins

Seattle City Light

Operations Director
Member

John Sullivan

Portland General Electric

Manager of Continuous Improvement
Member

Michelle Vargo

Seattle City Light

Director
Member