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 – Micah Goo
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
Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council –
Portland General Electric – Tom Lindmark
Puget Sound Energy – Troy Nutter
Seattle City Light – Karen DeVenaro
TransAlta Centralia – Chuck Higgins
Washington State Labor Council – Kairie Pierce

Educational Partners
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, Satsop Campus – Bob Topping
The Evergreen State College – Martha Henderson
Washington State University Energy Program – Alan Hardcastle

Centralia College/Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence (PNCECE) Members
Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director, PNCECE
Monica Brummer, Program/Communications Specialist, PNCECE
Rulon Crawford, Energy Technology Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator, Centralia College
John Steidel, Energy Technology Faculty, Centralia College
Andreas Keodara, Energy Technology Instructional Tech, Centralia College

Advisory Board Meetings

2014 Meetings
May 9, 2014, at the NEW Center of Excellence for Clean Energy’s Energy Career Center, 1217 Mellen Street, Centralia

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)