NEEA Announces 2012 Board of Directors

Experienced energy efficiency leaders tapped to help guide regional collaboration

Dec 07, 2011, 12:00 ET from Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), a non-profit organization working to maximize energy efficiency in the Northwest, announced its 2012 Board of Directors.

NEEA has elected Anita Decker to serve as Board Chair for 2012. Decker has served as the chief operating officer of Bonneville Power Administration since 2007, and most recently served as NEEA's Board Secretary.

Decker succeeds Roger Woodworth, vice president of Sustainable Energy Solutions of Avista Utilities, who served as Board Chair for two consecutive one-year terms. Woodworth will continue to serve in an Ex Officio capacity.

In addition, the board welcomed several new members to replace members whose terms were expiring.

Incoming 2012 NEEA Board members include:

  • Kathy Hadley, Montana Governor Representative, Executive Director-Montana, National Center for Appropriate Technology. Hadley also served as the Montana Governor Representative from 2008-2009.
  • Kim Drury, Public Interest Seat, Senior Policy Associate, Northwest Energy Coalition.
  • Ed Brost, Indirect Funder Seat, General Manager, Franklin Public Utility District. Brost was selected by the Executive Committee of the Public Power Association.
  • Bruce Folsom, Director of Energy Efficiency, Avista Utilities. Folsom replaces Woodworth as Avista's Board member.
  • Anita Decker, Chair, Chief Operating Officer, Bonneville Power Administration
  • Margie Harris, Vice Chair, Executive Director, Energy Trust of Oregon


"NEEA's Board of Directors provides crucial leadership of this organization," said Claire Fulenwider, NEEA's executive director. "Their expertise in regional energy efficiency helps NEEA more effectively drive collaborative market transformation in the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. We're looking forward to hearing the wise governance that our new and returning members will bring to the table."

Outgoing Board members include Rhys Roth, Director of Strategic Innovation for Climate Solutions, who represented the public interest; David Hawk, owner of E2A Energy Analysis and Answers, who acted as the Idaho Governor Representative, and Bill Drummond, now Deputy Administrator, BPA. These members served a two-year term from 2009 to 2011.

"NEEA sincerely thanks Roth, Drummond, and Hawk for their dedication and leadership," Fulenwider said. "We appreciate both the time and insights they devoted to NEEA."

NEEA's 16-member Board consists of representatives from the Bonneville Power Administration, consumer- and investor-owned utilities, state government, public interest and efficiency industry organizations.

For 2012, the officers of NEEA's Board of Directors are as follows:

NEEA's 2012 Board meetings are scheduled to occur on the following dates:

  • Feb. 27-28 in Seattle
  • May 31 in Portland
  • Aug. 24 in Spokane
  • Nov. 29 in Portland

NEEA's Board meetings are open to the public. The organization sends out public meeting announcements prior to each meeting. To receive these notifications, please subscribe to NEEA's e-subscriptions at:

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

NEEA regularly posts its quarterly performance reports at

About the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is a non-profit organization working to maximize energy efficiency to meet our future energy needs. NEEA is supported by and works in collaboration with the Bonneville Power Administration, Energy Trust of Oregon and more than 100 Northwest utilities on behalf of more than 12 million energy consumers. NEEA uses the market power of the region to accelerate the innovation and adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices. Since 1997, NEEA and its partners have saved enough energy to power more than 568,400 homes each year. Energy efficiency can satisfy more than half of our new demand for energy, saving money, and keeping the Northwest a healthy and vibrant place to live. For more information, visit

SOURCE Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance