Alex oversees the safety, resiliency and reliability, and R&D portions of APPA member services. This includes programs like the Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, mutual-aid, cybersecurity services, development and application of member information and analytical services, including the Reliable Public Power Provider program, Smart Energy Provider Program, eSafety Tracker, and eReliability Tracker. He sits as a principal member of the National Electric Safety Code Main Committee, was named one of the industry’s top 40 innovators by Public Utilities Fortnightly in 2017, and developed and piloted the Light Up Navajo project in concert with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority. Alex has been awarded two utility operations-related patents. Alex assists the Association and its members with technical advocacy before the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Health and Safety Administration, Office of Management and Budget, and other governmental and industry forums. Alex earned his Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia University and his B.S. degree from the California State University of Monterey Bay.