The UTC Board of Directors and Chairs

Our Board of Directors is made up of members who volunteer their time to enhance the services UTC provides and are committed to delivering the best possible member benefit. All UTC Members are encouraged to participate in the committees, divisions and councils of UTC. For information on each, please contact the staff liaison listed below the respective groups.

Current UTC Executive Board Officers are:

UTC Board of Directors (May 2016)

Chairman of the Board
Matt Schnell, Nebraska Public Power District

President/Chief Executive Officer
Joy Ditto, Utilities Technology Council

Vice Chairman of the Board
Kathy Nelson, Great River Energy

Secretary/Treasurer
Roger Bryant, Southern Company

Immediate-Past Chairman
Jason Griffith, American Electric Power

Special Board Committees
Audit Committee Chair
Greg Angst, CenterPoint Energy

Finance Committee Chair
Roger Bryant, Southern Company

Forward Planning Committee Chair
Kathy Nelson, Great River Energy

Nominating Committee Chair
Jason Griffith, American Electric Power

Leadership Advisory Council
Mike Lowe, Blue Ridge EMC

Division and Councils Chairs:

UtiliSite Council
Karen Flewharty, Oncor Electric Delivery
Staff: Bobbi Harris

Rural Broadband Council
Randy Klindt, Ozarks Electric Cooperative
Staff: Brett Kilbourne

Regional Council
Todd Marlowe, American Electric Power
Staff: Karnel Thomas

Membership Division
Roxanne Fong, Pacific Gas & Electric
Staff: Tiffany Bennett

Public Policy Division
Jeff Nichols, Sempra Energy Utilities
Staff: Sharla Artz

Technical Division
Scott Hughes, Great River Energy
Staff: Bob Lockhart

Knowledge and Learning Division
Greg Angst, CenterPoint Energy
Staff: Bobbi Harris

Committee Chairs:

Telecom Committee
Kevin Malloy, National Grid USA
Staff: Brett Kilbourne

IT/OT Committee
Kevin Huff, Salt River Project
Staff: Bob Lockhart

Security, Risk & Compliance Committee
Mike Meason, Western Farmers Electric Coop
Staff: Sharla Artz

U.S. Regional Chairs:

New England Region (1)
Kevin Malloy, National Grid USA

Middle Atlantic Region (2)
Charles Peresta, PEPCO Holdings

Southeast Region (3)
Andrew Tudor, Tennessee Valley Authority

Great Lakes Region (4)
Brett Liston, American Electric Power

Minnesota-Dakotas Region (5)
Dennis Olson, Great River Energy

Mid-Central Region (6)
Cole Crews, Ameren

South Central Region (7)
Michael Silvas, NRG Energy

Rocky Mountain Region (8)
Travis Phifer, Tri-State Generation & Transmission

Northwest Region (9)
Vernan Hogge, NorthWestern Energy

Southwest Region (10)
Lee Onsager, NV Energy

Independent Operating Unit Chairs:

African Utilities Technology Council
Barry MacColl, Eskom

European Utilities Telecom Council
Dr. Andreas Breuer, Innogy

Utilities Technology Council Canada
Geoffrey Trofimuk, SaskPower

Global Advisory Council
Dymitr Wajsman, Utilities Technology Council Aamerica Latina