Jay is the Director of Business Continuity & Emergency Management at Portland General Electric in Portland, Oregon. He joined PGE in July 2015. Prior to his current role he was one of the FEMA Region IX (located in Oakland, California) Incident Management Assist Team Leads responsible for responding to disasters in California, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, and the Pacific Islands. Prior to that he spent 27 years in the United States Coast Guard as an engineer, aviator and oversaw Incident Management for the Coast Guard’s District Eleven encompassing the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. He serves in the community as an American Red Cross Board Member and makes his home in Oregon City, with his wife Luci.