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 Jessica Grant at grant@westernenergy.org or at 971-255-4970

Committee Members

Chad Gish

FortisAlberta Inc.

Regional Director, Central
Member

Jessica Grant

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager
WEI Program Manager

Jason Merkel

NorthWestern Energy

General Manager, Operations
Member

Attila Miszti

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Director, Line Assets - Design, Construction and Maintenance
Member

Rod Price

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Chief Engineering and Operations Officer
Member

Kevin Putnam

Portland General Electric

Senior Manager, Line Design and Crew Coordination
Member

Daniel Rizzo

Seattle City Light

Director, Transmission and Distribution Operations
Chair

Lanny Sawchuck

BC Hydro

Director, Line Field Operations
Member

Michelle Vargo

Seattle City Light

Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Member

Tina Yanitski

EPCOR Distribution and Transmission Inc.

Director, Distribution
Member