Ops Conf – Operational Leadership

Committee Members

Janet Amos

FortisBC

Manager, Technical Trades Training
Chair

Donna Bowles

Salt River Project

Director, Distribution Services
Member

Lawrence Buchanan

NW Natural

Utility Field Services Sr. Manager
Session Leader

Larry Buchanan

NW Natural

Utility Field Services Sr. Manager
Member

Steve Bullum

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Power Engineering Manager
Member

Bob Coleman

Southern California Gas Company

Field Technologies Project Manager II
Member

Melissa Collins

Snohomish County PUD

Commission & Executive Services Director
Member

Tom De Smet

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Construction and Maintenance Superintendent
Member

Ryan Docherty

Hydro One Inc.

Director - Distribution Lines
Member

Ryan Donald

FortisAlberta Inc.

Operations Area Manager
Member

Devin Dukeshire

BC Hydro

Regional Manager, Vancouver Island Distribution & Metering
Member

Michelle Heskett

Avista Utilities

Gas Operations Manager
Member

Jared Hyland

FortisBC

Operations Manager
Member

Nick Jentzsch

Dominion Energy

Operations Supervisor
Member

Cheryl Jones

Southern Cross

Products Distribution Manager | Account Executive
Member

Shahbaz Khan

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Manager, Electric Design & Standards
Member

Sunitha Kothapalli

Puget Sound Energy

Engineering Supervisor
Member

Philip Leitner

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Construction Services Manager
Member

Carolyn Loos

NorthWestern Energy

Director, TD Organizational Performance
Vice Chair

Sultan Mir

ATCO Natural Gas

Supervisor, Service Operations Edmonton Region
Member

Traci Pepper

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager
WEI Liaison

Erik Salazar

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Electric Metering Operations Supervisor
Member

Pete Vidito

Portland General Electric

Senior Operations Project Manger
Member

Bryon Watkins

Southern California Edison

Field Engineering Manager
Member

Nikki Williams

Southern California Edison

Advisor
Member

Yaphet Wiltz

Asplundh Construction Corporation

Division Manager
Member

Don Wolfe

Mosaic

Director Business Development
Member