Safety Summit – Safety Strategy + Policy

Committee Members

Manny Albert


Director, Safety & Environment
Past Chair
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Manny Albert currently holds the position Director of Corporate Safety and Employee Development Centre. He has a total of 31 years in the electrical industry. Manny started his career as an apprentice power linemen and has taken on a number of leadership roles through his career. Most recent roles have been as Operations Director then taking Corporate Safety role in the fall of 2012. Manny has been married for 24 years with two girls and enjoys all outdoor and sporting activities with the family.

Nancy Blevins

Salt River Project

Manager, Safety Services

Jim Duke

Idaho Power Company

Safety Director

Mark Maguire

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Safety Program Administrator
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– International Paper – Nursery Superintendent (12 years)
– University of Oregon – Occupational Safety Officer & Construction Project Manager (16 years)
– EWEB – Safety Coordinator (2+ year)

Major Projects:
– Creating, distributing and implementing organizational wide safety manual
– Create community based educational program focusing on construction /maintenance worker safe approach distances to high voltage line
– Vehicle incident reduction program
– Design and implement a crew lead/supervisor led field staff ergonomic assessment program
– Create a behavioral based incident free safety culture involving all levels of the organization

John McMahon


Director Safety, Training & Fleet

Rob McManis

Snohomish County PUD

Sr. Manager Safety & Line Training

Wallace Rawls

Southern California Gas Company

Director of Safety & Wellness

Phil Smithers

Arizona Public Service Company

Director, Safety & Health Services

Phil Smithers

Arizona Public Service Company

Director, Safety & Health Services

Ruben White

Southwest Gas Corporation

Administrator, Occupational Health and Safety

Beverly Woolf

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager
WEI Program Manager