Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), a non-profit organization working to accelerate energy efficiency in the Northwest, announced its 2013 Board of Directors. NEEA’s Board of Directors has elected Jim West to serve as Board Chair. West has served as the Assistant General Manager, Customer and Energy Services for Snohomish Public Utility District since February 2009, and most recently served as NEEA’s Board Secretary. In addition, the board welcomed several new members to replace members whose terms were expiring. Incoming 2013 NEEA Board members include:
• Ted Coates, Superintendent/COO, Tacoma Power. Coates previously served on NEEA’s Board.
• Greg Delwiche, Senior Vice President of Power Services, Bonneville Power Administration.
• Roger Gray, General Manager, Eugene Water & Electric Board. Gray previously served on NEEA’s Board.
• Lisa Schwartz, Oregon Governor Representative, Director, Oregon Department of Energy.
• Bob Stolarski, Director, Customer Energy Management, Puget Sound Energy (PSE). Stolarski replaces Cal Shirley as PSE’s Board member.
NEEA’s Board of Directors provides crucial leadership of this organization," said Susan E. Stratton, NEEA’s executive director. "Their expertise in regional energy efficiency helps NEEA more effectively drive collaborative market transformation in the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. We’re looking forward to hearing the wise governance that our new and returning members will bring to the table."
For 2013, the officers of NEEA’s Board of Directors are as follows:
• Chair – Jim West, Assistant General Manager, Customer and Energy Services, Snohomish Public Utility District
• Vice Chair – Deb Young, Program Consultant, NorthWestern Energy
• Secretary – Bruce Folsom, Director, Energy Efficiency, Avista Utilities
• Treasurer – Ed Brost, General Manager, Franklin County Public Utility District
• Ex Officio to Executive Committee – Margie Harris, Executive Director, Energy Trust of Oregon
Other members currently serving NEEA’s board include: Jim Baggs, Seattle City Light; Gregg Carrington, Chelan PUD; Theresa Drake, Idaho Power; Kim Drury, NW Energy Coalition; Pat Egan, Pacific Power; and Kathy Hadley, National Center for Appropriate Technology.