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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.

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Energy Trust is recruiting candidates for one open position on our Board of Directors

April 6, 2022

Energy Trust Board Directors are non-stakeholder volunteers drawn from a variety of fields. Each board member brings independent perspectives and public, private or non-profit experience to provide strategic vision, policy development and budget management expertise.

Review details about our current opening on the Energy Trust Board.

If you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors, please consider submitting a nomination.

Nominations must be received by May 21, 2022, to be reviewed by the Board Nominating Committee. Multiple candidates will be interviewed for each open position.

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
Ernesto
Ernesto Fonseca
Eric
Eric Hayes
Secretary
Elee
Elee Jen
Alexia
Alexia Kelly
Henry
Henry Lorenzen
President
Roland
Roland Risser
Vice President
Anne
Anne Haworth Root
Silvia
Silvia Tanner
Letha
Letha Tawney
OPUC
Peter
Peter Therkelsen

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:
Erik Andersson

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.

Jeff Bissonnette
NW Energy Coalition (acting)
Andy Cameron
Oregon Department of Energy
Monica Cowlishaw
Cascade Natural Gas (acting)
Kari Greer
Pacific Power
Tim Hendricks
representing Building Owners and Managers Association
Tina Jayaweera
NW Power and Conversation Council
Anna Kim
Oregon Public Utility Commission
Margaret Lewis
Bonneville Power Administration (acting)
Lisa McGarity
Avista
Kerry Meade
Northwest Energy Efficiency Council
Tyler Pepple
Alliance of Western Energy Consumers
Laney Ralph
NW Natural (acting)
Becky Walker
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Jake Wise
Portland General Electric

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.

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
Rebecca Descombs
Community Leader
Charity Fain
Community Energy Project
Terrance Harris
Oregon State University
Dolores Martinez
EUVALCREE
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
John Cornwell
Oregon Department of Energy
Raphaela Hsu-Flanders
Bonneville Environmental Foundation
Tess Jordan
Portland General Electric
Anna Kim
Oregon Public Utility Commission
Brikky King
All Pacific Mortgage
Angela Crowley-Koch
Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Association
Oriana Magnera
Verde
Les Perkins
Farmers Irrigation District
Josh Peterson
Solar Monitoring Lab, University of Oregon
April Snell
Oregon Water Resources Congress
Jaimes Valdez
Portland Clean Energy Benefits Fund

Executive Team

Scott Clark
Director of IT
Amber Cole
Director of Communications and Customer Service
Michael Colgrove
Executive Director
Chris Dunning
Chief Financial Officer
Fred Gordon
Director of Planning and Evaluation
Steve Lacey
Director of Operations
Debbie Menashe
Director of Legal
Amanda Sales
Director of Human Resources
Tracy Scott
Director of Energy Programs

Senior Management Team

Tara Crookshank
Contracts Manager
Phil Degens
Evaluation Manager
Sue Fletcher
Senior Manager - Outreach and Policy
Tyrone Henry
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead
Susan Jowaiszas
Marketing 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
Sloan Schang
Senior Manager - Marketing and Communications
Art Sousa
Senior Operations Project Manager
Michelle Spampinato
Accounting Manager
Albert Stanfield
Enterprise Applications Manager
Greg Stokes
Organizational Development Manager
Scott Swearingen
Energy Programs Operations Lead
Karl Whinnery
Senior Infrastructure Manager