NEEA Announces 2022 Board of Directors

Energy efficiency leaders tapped to guide regional alliance

PORTLAND, Ore.Jan 20, 2022 - The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), a non-profit alliance of utilities and energy efficiency organizations working to transform the market for energy efficiency, has announced the 2022 appointments to its Board of Directors.

Board officers for 2022 are:

  • Board Chair: Cory Scott, Pacific Power
  • Vice Chair: Michael Colgrove, Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Treasurer: Suzanne Frew, Snohomish County PUD
  • Secretary: Theresa Drake, Idaho Power
  • At-Large Member: Holly Braun, NW Natural

Board officer Suzanne Frew, Snohomish County PUD replaces Scott Coe, Emerald PUD as Treasurer due to Coe’s retirement in 2021. 

“NEEA’s Board of Directors provides critical guidance in prioritizing regional energy efficiency initiatives,” said Susan E. Stratton, NEEA’s executive director. “Their expertise and commitment to collaboration helps drive the long-term success of the alliance in transforming markets.”

NEEA's 19-member Board consists of representatives from the Bonneville Power Administration, consumer- and investor-owned natural gas and electric utilities, state government, and public interest and efficiency industry organizations.

Other members currently serving on NEEA’s Board include: Gilbert Archuleta, Puget Sound Energy; Dan Bedbury, Clark Public Utility District; Stephen Bicker, Tacoma Power; Monica Cowlishaw, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation; Jennifer Finnigan, Seattle City Light; Andrew Grassell, Chelan PUD; Jamae Hilliard Creecy, Bonneville Power Administration; Nicole Hydzik, Avista Utilities; Ben Otto, Idaho Conservation League (Public Interest Representative); Patrick Oshie, Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Washington Governor's Representative); Kyle Roadman, Emerald PUD; Bonnie Rouse, Montana Energy Office (Montana Governor's Representative); Ruchi Sadhir, Oregon Department of Energy (Oregon Governor's Representative); and Deb Young, NorthWestern Energy.

The alliance’s Strategic Planning process for the 2025-2029 business cycle will take place during the 2022 Board meetings. The Strategic Plan will affirm NEEA’s mission and identify the highest value strategic opportunities that the alliance should pursue on behalf of the region. Strategic planning workshops will be held on the first day of each scheduled 2022 Board meeting.

2022 Strategic Planning workshops and Board meeting dates

  • Mar 14-15 (virtual)
  • June 21-22 (Red Lodge, Montana)
  • Sept 13-14 (Sun Valley, Idaho)
  • Dec 5-6 (Portland, Oregon)

NEEA's Board meetings are open to the public. The organization sends out public meeting announcements prior to each meeting. All meeting materials are available on the calendar. To receive these meeting notices, please subscribe to NEEA’s e-subscriptions at

For more information on NEEA Board meetings or other NEEA events, visit NEEA’s calendar at 


Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is an alliance of more than 140 utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 13 million energy consumers. NEEA is dedicated to accelerating both electric and natural gas energy efficiency, leveraging its regional partnerships to advance the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices.

Since 1997, NEEA and its partners have saved enough energy to power more than 620,000 homes each year. As the second largest resource in the Northwest, energy efficiency can help offset the region's new demand for energy, saving money and keeping the Northwest a healthy and vibrant place to live. To learn more about NEEA’s 25-year history of successful market transformation, visit;or watch the video.

Carolyn VanWinkle
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) – Portland