Advisory Board

Pat McCarty, Generation Manager, Tacoma Power, Advisory Board Chair

The advisory board is a permanent standing board to provide advice and insight to the Center of Excellence from the perspective of industry, education, labor, and the community. The board helps the Center achieve its mission by ensuring that programs and projects advance the needs of the energy sector within the region. The diversity of membership provides an invaluable resource to Center Staff and program partners to easily access information and contacts throughout the industry. The strength of the advisory board was a key component in the elevation of the center from a state organization to a Department of Energy recognized Regional Center of Excellence. The current advisory board members are:

Pat McCarty (Chair), Tacoma Power
Avista – Jeremy Gall
Bonneville Power Administration – P.J. LeCompte
Centralia City Light – M.L. Norton
Clark County PUD Commissioner – Jim Malinowski
IBEW Local 77 – Bob Guenther
Lewis County PUD – Daniel Kay, P.E.
Lewis Economic Development Council – Dick Larman
Northwest Territories Power Company (Canada) – Jay Pickett
Portland General Electric – Tom Lindmark
Puget Sound Energy – Troy Nutter
Seattle City Light – Keith Gulley
TransAlta Centralia – Chuck Higgins
Washington State Labor Council – Kairie Pierce

Educational Partners
Centralia College – Rulon Crawford and John Steidel
Construction Center of Excellence – Shana Peschek
Edmonds Community College – Alison Pugh
Grays Harbor College – Nancy Estergard
New Market Skills Center – Randy Bachtell
Regional Education and Training Center – Bob Topping
South Seattle Community College – Lauren Hadley
The Evergreen State College – Martha Henderson
Washington State University Energy Program – Alan Hardcastle

Ex-Officio
Centralia College Trustee – Jim Lowery
Center of Excellence for Clean Energy – Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director

Advisory Board Meetings

2014 Meetings
Oct. 31, 2014, at the Center of Excellence for Clean Energy – Energy Career Center, 1217 Mellen Street, near I-5 in Centralia, Wash.

2013 Meeting Minutes (pdf)

2012 Meeting Minutes (pdf)

2011 Meeting Minutes (pdf)

2010 Meeting Minutes (pdf)

2009 Meeting Minutes (pdf)

2008 Meeting Minutes (pdf)

2007 Meeting Minutes (pdf)

2006 Meeting Minutes (pdf)

2005 Meeting Minutes (pdf)

2004 Meeting Minutes (pdf)