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Meet our Board

Del Shannon, PE


Chief Dam Engineer
Kiewit Engineering Group


Vice President

Norm Bishop 


Senior Executive Project Engineer
Knight Piesold 

Shannon Ames


Executive Director
Low Impact Hydro Institute (LIHI)

Shelly Adams

Board Member

Senior Environmental Analyst
Seattle City Light

Janet M. Audunson, P.E., Esq.

Legal Counsel

Assistant General Counsel National Grid  

Alison Colotelo

Board Member

Sustainable Hydropower Operations Team Lead
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Chad Croft

Board Member

NW Hydropower Practice Leader

Bill Crowley

Board Member

Sr. Mechanical Engineer Turbine and Generator

Stacy Graham

Board Member

Senior Engineer 
Southern Company 

Chris Hayes

Board Member

Senior Advisor of Technical Programs & Training

Tuuli Hakala

Board Member

Chelan County PUD 

Paul T. Jacobson, Ph.D.

Board Member

Technical Executive
Electric Power Research Institute 

Jeff Leahey

Legal Counsel

Vice President 
Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI) 

Michael Manwaring Stantec

Board Member

Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Advocate

Andy Peters

Board Member

River Connectivity Systems, for People and Planet

Wayne Pietz, PE

Board Member

Vice President Operations

Kelsey Rugani

Board Member

Vice President
Kearns & West

Russ Sanford

Board Member

Senior Vice President / CGO
Kleinschmidt Associates  

Lizzie Smith

Board Member

VP Marketing & Conferences

José Zayas

Board Member

Executive Vice President, Policy & Programs
American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Advisory Board

Marla J. Barnes

Vice President of Member and Industry Engagements, National Hydropower Association (NHA)

Erin Foraker 

Research Coordinator, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 

Mark W. Killgore, PE, D.WRE, F.ASCE  

Division of Dam Safety & Floodplain Management, Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation 

Thomas Mosier

Energy Systems Group Lead, Idaho National Lab 


Steve Wenke

Senior Manager
Mana Consulting

Gregg Carrington

Chief Operating Officer, Northwest Power Pool

Leslie Eden

President, HCI Partners 

Kenneth Odom, Ph.D., P.E.

Principal Engineer, Southern Company

Carl Vansant

President, HCI Partners 

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