Mike is responsible for all of NorthWestern Energy’s electric transmission, substations and natural gas transmission and storage operations. Mike has held his current position since May 2011 and has over 32 years utility industry experience in the areas of transmission system, substations and balancing authority operations, planning and maintenance, hydroelectric and thermal power system operation, independent power production, gas transmission and storage system operation and business management.
Mike received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Science in 1986 from Montana Tech of the University of Montana and attended the Public Utilities Executive Course at the University of Idaho in 1997. Mike is active in state and regional transmission and energy forums and represents NorthWestern Energy at the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.
Mike is a native of Butte, Montana, where he lives with his wife Kathy. Their daughter Courtney is a teacher in Anaconda, Montana.