Talent Management 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 Karen Himes at himes@westernenergy.org or at 971-303-1585

Committee Members

Gretchen Alexander

Clark Public Utilities

Training and Development Manager

Rachel Dicken

Tacoma Power

Training & Apprenticeship Analyst

Fabia Fernandes

Idaho Power Company

HR Consultant

Jason Gardner

Southwest Gas Corporation

Manager, Organizational Change Management
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Jason Gardner, CPLP, is the Senior Organizational Development Trainer for Southwest Gas. In this role, he designs, develops, and oversees programs that helps drive leadership development for over 2200 employees in three states. These programs are delivered to a broad range of employees from front line staff to executive level leaders, using various methods and platforms from webinars and e-learning courses to classroom facilitation and instructor led training.

His previous position was with MGM Resorts International as Director of Learning and Development at their University. There he helped run learning initiatives that impacted 62,000 global employees. His experience in hospitality and gaming is just part of his 13 years of experience in training and development. Jason is also one of the first Certified Professionals in Learning and Performance in Southern Nevada. He is past-President of the local Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) and is currently VP of Membership.

Sarah Geiger

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

HR Analyst

Erin Henlin

Southwest Gas Corporation

Manager, Talent Development

Karen Himes

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager + Member Engagement Specialist
WEI Program Manager

Maizey Nunn

Tacoma Power

Training & Apprenticeship Admin