Industry Liasion and Industry Advisory Board

Connected to the Power Utility Industry

Industry Liasion Engineer, 2021-2022

Shane Pacini of Avista Utilities identifies future courses and works with industry experts to advise the T&D program going forward.

Past Industry Liasons

Kevin Damron of Avista Utilities, 2020-2021


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 Company
Chris Gallacher Bonneville Power Administration
John Gibson Avista Corp
Sean Grier Duke Energy
Matt Hales Commonwealth
Venkat Mynam Schweitzer Engineering Labs
Jim Ogle Pacific Northwest National Lab
Amber Orr Mason PUD #3
Holger Peller POWER Engineers
Joe Stippel Idaho Power
Matthew Truscott Grant County PUD
Charles Wartinger Itron