The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Announces 2023 Board of Director Officers

The new Board focuses on business planning for the alliance’s 2025-2029 cycle.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Jan 20, 2023 - The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) has announced the 2023 appointments to its Board of Directors.

NEEA is an alliance of utilities and partners that pools resources and shares risks to transform the market for energy efficiency to the benefit of all consumers in the Northwest. The alliance’s 20-member Board consists of representatives from the Bonneville Power Administration, consumer- and investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities, state government, and public interest and efficiency industry organizations.

Board officers for 2023 are:

  • Board Chair: Michael Colgrove, Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Vice Chair: Holly Braun, NW Natural
  • Treasurer: Suzanne Frew, Snohomish County PUD
  • Secretary: Theresa Drake, Idaho Power
  • At-Large Member: Jamae Hilliard Creecy, Bonneville Power Administration
Board Officer Headshots 2023 web

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; Joseph Fernandi, Seattle City Light; Andrew Grassell, Chelan PUD; Nicole Hydzik, Avista Utilities; Anna Lising, Washington Governor's Office (Washington Governor's Representative); Eileen Quigley, Clean Energy Transition Institute (Public Interest Representative); Kyle Roadman, Emerald PUD; Bonnie Rouse, Montana Energy Office (Montana Governor's Representative); Ruchi Sadhir, Oregon Energy (Oregon Governor's Representative); Cory Scott, Pacific Power; Marissa Warren, Idaho Office of Energy and Mineral Resources (Idaho Governor's Representative); and Danie Williams, NorthWestern Energy.

This year NEEA’s Board of Directors will be focused on shaping the strategic direction of the alliance as they develop the 2025-2029 business plan. The Board’s expertise will provide critical insights into the alliance’s future collaborations and the continuing role of energy efficiency as a vital, affordable resource for the region.

- Becca Yates
NEEA Executive Director

NEEA has scheduled 2023 Board meetings on the following dates:

  • March 13-14, 2023 (Seattle, Washington)
  • June 13-14, 2023 (Montana)
  • September 11-12, 2023 (Spokane, Washington)
  • December 4-5, 2023 (Portland, Oregon)

NEEA's Board meetings are open to the public. In addition to its quarterly meetings, the Board will be holding a series of workshops to set the future direction of the alliance and finalize the 2025-2029 Business and Strategic Plans by the end of 2023. 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.

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


The 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 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 energy equivalent to powering more than 640,000 homes each year. As the second-largest resource in the Northwest, energy efficiency can help offset most of 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.

Media Contact:
Carolyn VanWinkle, NEEA