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

Committee Members

Sheryl Brown

Tacoma Power

Training & Apprenticeship Manager

Tina Drews

Salt River Project

Director, Talent Management, Human Resources
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Tina Skjerping Drews is the Director of Talent Management at Salt River Project. During her 8 years at SRP, Tina has worked in a variety of areas; including Human Resources, Community Outreach, Environmental and Sustainability. Tina has extensive experience in education, sustainability, and evaluation. Prior to her work at SRP, Tina taught middle school science and held positions at Arizona State University as Faculty Associate.

Tina earned a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University in 2007. She is the proud mom of two little boys, Caleb and Gabriel, and enjoys time with her family hiking, biking, and playing sports.

Fabia Fernandes

Idaho Power Company

HR Consultant

Jessica Grant

Western Energy Institute

Program Manager
WEI Program Manager

Krishna Khalsa

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Program Manager, Future Workforce
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Krishna Khalsa, Ed.D. has 25 years’ experience in designing and delivering workforce training programs and is an expert in assessment and adult learning. She is currently the Manager of Corporate Learning and Development at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). She also heads up the SMUD’s Corporate Learning Strategy project team that developed an organization-wide strategy to support workforce and employee development.

Previously, Krishna worked as Manager of Learning & Development for the City of Markham and as a Senior HR consultant for the City of Toronto. Krishna holds a doctorate degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. Her past practice has been as a counseling and industrial-organizational psychologist. Krishna’s previous speaking engagements include ASTD International, ASTD Sacramento and Training magazine conferences. Krishna helped lead SMUD to become recognized as a Training Top 125 organization since 2009.

Kacee Woods

Tacoma Power

PSS Training and Apprenticeship Analyst