Industry Advisory Board

About the Industry Advisory Board

The T&D Industry Advisory Board (T&D-IAB) is comprised of engineering leaders from industry, government agencies, and private consulting firms. Current membership represents power utilities (large and small), engineering consulting companies, research entities, and power-related manufacturers.

The T&D-IAB provides external counsel on the T&D program’s teaching and mission, and assists in promoting the program to potential students, employers, legislative leaders, government agencies and industry.

The T&D-IAB meets in formal session semiannually. Click here for the T&D IAB Charter.

Current IAB Board Members

Name Title Company
Chris Gallacher Senior Electrical Engineer Bonneville Power Administration
John Gibson Director of Avista’s Innovation Lab and Chief Research Avista Corp
Sean Grier Director - Renewables Engineering Group Duke Energy
Matt Hales Director of Engineering Commonwealth
Venkat Mynam Principal Engineer, SEL Research & Development Schweitzer Engineering Labs
Jim Ogle Senior Electrical Engineer Pacific Northwest National Lab
Amber Orr Engineering Manager Mason PUD #3
Holger Peller EVP Power Delivery POWER Engineers
Joe Stippel Principal Project Manager Idaho Power
Matthew Truscott Systems Engineer Grant County PUD
Charles Wartinger Vice President, Software Development Itron