Ops Conf – Grid Hardening

Committee Members

Sarah Almujahed

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Wildfire Mitigation Strategy Manager
Member

Karolina Athanasopoulou

Exponent

ManagerManager, Construction Consulting
Member

George Ballaseux

Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

Director Business Development
Member

Derk DeVries

Black & Veatch

Associate VP - Western Business Development
Member

Matthew Fettig

NorthWestern Energy

Manager of District Operations
Session Leader

Tara Fraser

BC Hydro

Fire Marshal
Chair

Jessica Grant

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager
WEI Liaison

Gayle Hoffman

KPMG LLP

Power and Utility Consultant
Member

David James

Avista Corp.

Wildfire Resiliency Program Manager
Member

Eric Johnson

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Sr. Capital Portfolio Manager
Session Leader

Scott Keaton

Potelco Inc.

Director Operations
Member

Kevin Lalonde

SaskPower

Director, Operations and Maintenance
Member

Kelly Li

Fugro USA Land, Inc.

Business Analysis
Session Leader

Leah Loebach

Burns & McDonnell

Engineering Manager
Member

Daniel Loomis

Portland General Electric

Manager, Utility Standards Engineering
Member

Travis McDonnell

ATCO Electric

Manager, Forestry Planning & Commercial Growth
Member

Benjamin McKinsey

HDR Engineering, Inc.

Utility Risk Assessment Leader/Project Manager
Session Leader

Ryan Neufeld

SaskPower

Director Distribution Construction and Work Managment
Member

Parikshat Pathak

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Supervising Principal Engineer
Session Leader

Ray Riemann

Power Engineers, Inc.

Project Engineer / DM
Member

Walter Rodriguez

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Assistant Director of Power Transmission and Distribution
Member

Rebeca Sandoval

Southern California Edison

Distribution Senior Engineer
Member

Leanne Swanson

Southern California Edison

Principal Manager
Member

Susan Thai

ATCO Electric

Engineer
Member

Bryon Watkins

Southern California Edison

Engineering Manager
Session Leader

Mark Wesolowski

Puget Sound Energy

System Supervisor - Electric System Operations
Member

Brian Wilbur

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Director of Power Transmission & Distribution
Member