Vice President, Education
Lisa Olson, Omaha Public Power District


SECTION COMMITTEES


SAFETY 

Chair
Bradley Palu
Nebraska Public Power District            
Safety/HP Lead

Matt Bleckert
Colorado Springs Utilities
Sr. Safety Representative

Arlo Christensen

Omaha Public Power District
Manager, Safety 

Ed Crowson
Western Area Power Administration 
Safety and Occupational Health Manager

Jenifer Grimes
SRP
O&M Manager

Chuck Hendry 

Austin Energy
Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator

Mike Hermsen
Evergy
Lead Safety Coordinator, Power Delivery

Brian Moore
Platte River Power Authority
Occupational Health & Safety Specialist

GENERATION    

Chair
Curt Brown
Black & Veatch Corp.
Central Region Director – Power Gen Services

Vice Chair
TBD

David Compton
Stanley Group
Business Development Manager

Brandon Diegel
Xcel Energy 
Director, Analytics & Practices

Matt Ferguson
HDR, Inc.
VP, Client Development Leader

Spencer Garland
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Assn.
Generation Engineering Manager

Somer Mese
Colorado Springs Utilities
Plant Manager - Multi Plant

Jeff Parker

SRP
Engineering Manager

Gary Ruhl

Omaha Public Power District
Manager – Programs, Energy Production and Nuclear Decommissioning

Rick Urrutia
CPS Energy


TRANSMISSION  

Chair
Angela Piner
HDR, Inc.
Sr. VP/Business Development Director

Scott Bayer
Austin Energy
Director, Transmission & Substation Engineering and Construction 

Sonia Grage
Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association
Transmission Contracts Manager

Luke Karels
Stanley Group
Power Delivery Project Manager Department Manager

Denton McGregor
Black Hills Corporation
Reliability Center, Sr. Manager

Keith Nix
Texas New Mexico Power
VP, Technical Services and System Reliability

Mike Pfeister
SRP
Supervisor

John Quintana
Western Area Power Administration
Transmission Asset Maintenance Mgr

Warren Rust
Colorado Springs Utilities
Transmission Operations Superintendent

Scott Walz
Nebraska Public Power District
T&D Construction and Maintenance Manager 


DISTRIBUTION       

Chair
Brent Gerling
Evergy
Distribution Engineering and Design Supervisor - Northland 

Vice Chair
Jon Grooters
Generac
Director, Strategic Accounts

Jake Barker
PacifiCorp
Director, Area and Transmission Planning 

John Foster
Austin Energy
Utility Process Consultant

Bill Galloway

Colorado Springs Utilities
Standards Managing Engineer

Patrick Hanrahan
Nebraska Public Power District 
Assistant General Manager - Retail

Travis Johnson
Xcel Energy
Manager, Electric Distribution Standards 

VITAL ISSUES

CHAIR
Tim Mallen
Evergy
Manager, Field Support Operations & Contract Management

Vice Chair

Sarah LaBarre
Colorado Springs Utilities
Managing Engineer

Tyson Archie
Platte River Power Authority 
Reliability Compliance Manager

Scott Clausen
Burns & McDonnell
Project Engineer

Steve Yexley
Western Area Power Administration Electric Power Training Center
EPTC Manager
Bill Paiz
PNM Resources           
Engineer, Power Production 5
Bill Paiz
PNM Resources           
Engineer, Power Production 5