Spencer Gray

Spencer Gray joined NIPPC as Executive Director in February 2020. He is responsible for leading NIPPC’s efforts toward a more competitive and nimble electric power system that can satisfy the region’s evolving policy objectives. Gray worked in Washington, D.C., for a decade as a member of several congressional staffs. He served in senior capacities on […]

Susan Ackerman

Susan Ackerman is currently the Chief Energy Officer at the Eugene Water & Electric Board in Eugene, Oregon, a position responsible for EWEB’s resource planning, power trading functions, and regional and legislative policy. Prior to EWEB, she served on the Oregon Public Utility Commission from 2010 to 2016, the last four years as Chair of […]

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson was appointed to the Oregon Public Utility Commission by Governor Kate Brown in November 2019 to a four-year term. Prior to his appointment, Thompson was a partner at a small law firm that specializes in energy and administrative law, where he provided counsel and representation to energy project developers, utilities, energy consumers and […]

Ann Rendahl

Ann Rendahl was appointed to serve as a commissioner of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission by Gov. Inslee in December 2014 for a term ending January 2021.  She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Electricity Committee and a member of the Critical Infrastructure Committee for the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC). Rendahl serves […]

Paul Kjellander

Paul Kjellander serves as president of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, having been appointed to his current six-year term in 2017 by former Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. It is Kjellander’s second term in his second stint on the Commission, having previously served from January 1999 until October 2007. Gov. Otter reappointed Kjellander in April 2011, […]