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Leadership

We are led by a board of directors made up of non-stakeholder volunteers drawn 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 eight-member 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.

Janine
Janine Benner
ODOE
Susan
Susan Brodahl
Treasurer
Melissa
Melissa Cribbins
Ernesto
Ernesto Fonseca
Roger
Roger Hamilton
President
Lindsey
Lindsey Hardy
Eric
Eric Hayes
Elee
Elee Jen
Mark
Mark Kendall
Secretary
Debbie
Debbie Kitchin
Henry
Henry Lorenzen
Alan
Alan Meyer
Vice President
Letha
Letha Tawney
OPUC
Roland
Roland Risser
Anne
Anne Haworth Root

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.

Holly Braun
NW Natural
Warren Cook
Oregon Department of Energy
Will Gehrke
Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon
Wendy Gerlitz
Northwest Energy Coalition
Danny Grady
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
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
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 for Western Energy Consumers
Al Spector
Cascade Natural Gas

Introducing the Diversity Advisory Council

The Diversity Advisory Council will provide advice and guidance to Energy Trust board and staff. Each member is approved by the board policy committee. 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.

The council meets multiple times throughout the year. All meetings are open to the public, and agendas and notes are posted online.

The Diversity Advisory Council is an ongoing, standing forum, whose main purpose is to:

  • Provide input and feedback into the development of Energy Trust’s strategic plan, budgets and action plans, and annual business plans.
  • Review and provide input on data analyses and data used to inform Energy Trust’s diversity, equity and inclusion work to ensure transparency.
  • Review and assess Energy Trust’s progress toward its diversity, equity and inclusion operations plan goals and adoption of a diversity, equity and inclusion lens.
  • Identify opportunities for advancing Energy Trust’s diversity, equity and inclusion work.
  • Identify topics, issues and connections for Energy Trust board and leadership consideration to inform their decision-making and work.
  • Support the board and staff in their efforts to achieve and maintain diversity by advising the board on board member selection processes, and recommending and nominating members.

Want to join the Diversity Advisory Council?

Energy Trust is recruiting six open positions on our 11-member Diversity Advisory Council. To ensure broad representation from across Energy Trust’s service territory, four of the six openings will be filled with members who reside outside of the Portland metro area. Energy Trust serves Oregon customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista and Oregon and Washington customers of NW Natural.

Learn more and apply here >

Learn more about Energy Trust’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals and activities here >

Applications can be submitted at any time. Applications for the current open positions should be submitted by October 10, 2019 and emailed to the Diversity Advisory Council staff liaison at DAC@energytrust.org. For questions, call 1.866.368.7878.


Membership

The Diversity Advisory Council has 11 members. The council members bring a number of demonstrated characteristics:

  • Expertise in racial equity, diversity and inclusion
  • The ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Interest in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, services and impacts
  • The ability to bring perspective on the geographic and demographic diversity of the region

Council members are appointed to a three-year term. They are eligible to be reappointed to a second term. Energy Trust welcomes applications for participation on the Diversity Advisory Council on an ongoing basis, and all applications received will be retained and considered for future vacancies on the council.


Diversity Advisory Council

A Foundational Diversity Advisory Council developed the charter for the Diversity Advisory Council. Energy Trust is currently recruiting Diversity Advisory Council members and will update this list in fall 2019.

Oswaldo Bernal
OBL Media, LLC
Charity Fain
Community Energy Project
Kaeti Namba
Native American Youth and Family Center
Kheoshi Owens
Empress Rules
Cheryl L. Roberts
African American Alliance for Homeownership

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:
Ernesto Fonseca
Henry Lorenzen

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
Jason Busch
Pacific Ocean Energy Trust
Josh Halley
Portland General Electric
Kendra Hubbard
Solar Energy Industries Association
Andria Jacob
City of Portland
Alexia Kelly
Electric Capital Management
Anna Kim
Oregon Public Utility Commission
Suzanne Leta
SunPower
Oriana Magnera
Verde
Michael O'Brien
Renewable Northwest
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

Management 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
Debbie Menashe
Director of Legal and Human Resources
Pati Presnail
Director of Finance
Steve Lacey
Director of Operations
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
Thad Roth
Residential Sector Lead
Cameron Starr
Senior Customer Service Strategies Manager
Amanda Potter
Industry and Agriculture Sector Lead
Jay Ward
Senior Community Relations Manager