Powering Strong Communities

DEED Board

The DEED board governs the DEED program, helps shape public power R&D, and makes decisions on DEED grant and scholarship applications. Directors also help utility representatives within their region to refine their grant applications or offer other research and development-related guidance.

 

DEED Board of Directors

Board Chair
Rachel Huang
Director, Customer & Grid Strategy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Sacramento, California

Region 1 (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming)
David Burnett
Power Director, Brigham City Power
Brigham City, Utah

Region 2 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin)
Eric Miller
Manager of Engineering & Electric Distribution, Kaukauna Utilities
Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Region 3 (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota)
Rodney Bourne
General Manager, Rolla Municipal Utilities
Rolla, Missouri

Region 4 (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas)
Jennifer Rogers Smith
Director of Member Services, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority
Edmond, Oklahoma

Region 5 (Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia)
Darryl Strother
Electric Operations Manager, Rocky Mount Public Utilities
Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Region 6 (Arizona, California, and Nevada)
Rachel Huang
Director, Customer & Grid Strategy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Sacramento, California

Region 7 (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee)
Jared Combs
Business Intelligence Analyst, CDE Lightband
Clarksville, Tennessee

Region 8 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
Jackie Pratt
General Manager, Stowe Electric Department
Stowe, Vermont

Region 9 (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington)
KC Fagen
Engineering Manager, Tillamook People's Utility District
Tillamook, Oregon

Region 10 (At-Large)
Paul Eory
Manager of Strategy & Planning, Lansing Board of Water & Light
Lansing, Michigan

E&O Section Officers, 2022-2023

Fredrick Rumery, E&O Chair
Project Manager, Energy Delivery, Lincoln Electric System
Lincoln, Nebraska

Mason Baker, E&O Vice Chair
CEO & General Manager, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems
Salt Lake City, Utah

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