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Leadership

We are led by a board of directors made up of non-stakeholder volunteers from communities across Oregon and from a variety of industries. The board sets our strategic direction, policies and budget and offers independent perspectives. Three advisory councils provide insight and ideas for board consideration.

Our staff brings expertise and creativity to manage planning, program oversight, reporting, customer service, training, stakeholder engagement, quality control and market feedback. Led by an Executive Team, Energy Trust values collaboration to achieve lasting clean energy results for our customers.

Organizational Chart

The board carries out its oversight role through several committees.

View agendas and packets for upcoming meetings, and materials and minutes from past meetings.

Erik
Erik J. Andersson
Janine
Janine Benner
ODOE
Susan
Susan Brodahl
Treasurer
Melissa
Melissa Cribbins
President
Ernesto
Ernesto Fonseca
Lindsey
Lindsey Hardy
Eric
Eric Hayes
Elee
Elee Jen
Alexia
Alexia Kelly
Mark
Mark Kendall
Secretary
Henry
Henry Lorenzen
Vice President
Alan
Alan Meyer
Roland
Roland Risser
Anne
Anne Haworth Root
Letha
Letha Tawney
OPUC

The Conservation Advisory Council is comprised of interest groups and stakeholders with strong experience in energy efficiency. Each member is approved by the board Policy Committee. The council assists the board in developing the strategic plan, and assists staff with implementing key elements of the strategic plan, and the annual budget and action plans.

Board members in attendance:
Lindsey Hardy
Alan Meyer
Elee Jen

All meetings are open to the public, and agendas and Conservation Advisory Council meeting notes are posted online.

The board-adopted charter for the Conservation Advisory Council is available in the March 2007 board packet.

Warren Cook
Oregon Department of Energy
Wendy Gerlitz
Northwest Energy Coalition
Kari Greer
Pacific Power
Charlie Grist
Northwest Power and Conservation Council
Julia Harper
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Tim Hendricks
representing Building Owners and Managers Association
Rick Hodges
NW Natural
Anna Kim
Oregon Public Utility Commission
Jason Klotz
Portland General Electric
Lisa McGarity
Avista
Kerry Meade
Northwest Energy Efficiency Council
Dave Moody
Bonneville Power Administration
Tyler Pepple
Alliance of Western Energy Consumers
Al Spector
Cascade Natural Gas

The Diversity Advisory Council is comprised of members with strong experience in diversity, equity and inclusion. Each member is approved by the board policy committee. The Diversity Advisory Council will provide advice and resources to the Energy Trust board to support Energy Trust’s diversity, equity and inclusion operations plan and to advise the board on assessing and measuring progress toward goals in the plan.

Board members in attendance:
Mark Kendall

All meetings are open to the public, and agendas and Diversity Advisory Council meeting notes are posted online.

The board-adopted charter for the Diversity Advisory Council was developed by community leaders with expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion and is in the July 2019 board packet.

Susan Badger-Jones
Special projects consultant
Oswaldo Bernal
OBL Media, LLC
Shane Davis
City of Portland
Charity Fain
Community Energy Project
Dolores Martinez
EUVALCREE
Kaeti Namba
Native American Youth and Family Center
Kheoshi Owens
Empress Rules
Cheryl L. Roberts
African American Alliance for Homeownership
Veronica Silva
Rogue Climate
Indika Sugathadasa
PDX HIVE
Sherry Tran
Small business owner

The Renewable Energy Advisory Council is comprised of interest groups and stakeholders with strong experience in renewable energy. Each member is approved by the board Policy Committee. The council assists the board in developing the strategic plan, and assists staff with implementing key elements of the strategic plan, and the annual budget and action plans.

Board members in attendance:
Alexia Kelly
Susan Brodahl

All meetings are open to the public, and Renewable Energy Advisory Council agendas and meeting notes are posted online.

The board-adopted charter for the Renewable Energy Advisory Council is available in the March 2007 board packet.

Erik Anderson
Pacific Power
Josh Halley
Portland General Electric
Kendra Hubbard
Solar Energy Industries Association
Andria Jacob
City of Portland
Anna Kim
Oregon Public Utility Commission
Suzanne Leta
SunPower
Oriana Magnera
Verde
Les Perkins
Farmers Irrigation District
Rebecca Smith
Oregon Department of Energy
April Snell
Oregon Water Resources Congress
Jaimes Valdez
Portland Clean Energy Benefits Fund
Frank Vignola
Solar Monitoring, University of Oregon
Dick Wanderscheid
Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Executive Team

Scott Clark
Director of IT
Amber Cole
Director of Communications and Customer Service
Michael Colgrove
Executive Director
Fred Gordon
Director of Planning and Evaluation
Steve Lacey
Director of Operations
Debbie Menashe
Director of Legal and Human Resources
Pati Presnail
Director of Finance
Peter West
Director of Energy Programs

Team Leads

Caryn Appler
Eastern Oregon Outreach Manager
Tom Beverly
Trade Ally Network Manager
Karen Chase
Southern Oregon Outreach Manager
Phil Degens
Evaluation Manager
Sue Fletcher
Senior Communications and Customer Service Manager
Betsy Kauffman
Renewable Energy Sector Lead
Oliver Kesting
Commercial Sector Lead
Spencer Moersfelder
Planning Manager
Amanda Potter
Industry and Agriculture Sector Lead
Thad Roth
Residential Sector Lead
Cameron Starr
Senior Customer Service Strategies Manager
Jay Ward
Senior Community Relations Manager