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Association's engineering and operations group selects new officers

New officers for the American Public Power Association's engineering and operations section and committees were named at the closing session of the Association's 2017 Engineering & Operations Technical Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Judy Visscher, environmental regulatory specialist at the Holland Board of Public Works in Michigan, will chair APPA's Engineering & Operations Section in 2017/2018. Monte Cooper, vice president of distribution at Jackson Energy Authority in Tennessee, is vice chair.

Zach Winters, controls engineer at West Memphis Utility Commission in Arkansas, will chair the Communications & Control Committee and Nicolas Kumm, electric, communications, and gas manager at Marshfield Utilities (Wisconsin), will be vice chair.

Kimberly Stoker, senior director, environmental & sustainability at CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas, will head the Environmental Committee and Kathleen Garrett, director of environmental services, Austin Energy, Texas, will be vice chair.

Christopher Wood, environmental services manager at Platte River Power Authority in Colorado, will chair the Generation & Fuels Committee and Susan Jackson, Manager, CCP & waste management, Santee Cooper (Moncks Corner, South Carolina), will be vice chair.

Duane Richardson, executive director, Indiana Municipal Electric Association, will chair the Safety Committee and Keith Cutshall, safety director, Clarksville Department of Electricity, Tennessee, will serve as vice chair.

Christina Balmer, manager of utility procurement, Grand River Dam Authority, Oklahoma, will chair the Supply Management Committee and Kathy Barszczak, warehouse superintendent, Independence Power & Light, Missouri, will serve as vice chair.

Srinivasa Venigalla, deputy general manager at Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, Arizona, will chair the System Planning Committee and Ken Stone, energy services & accounting manager, Braintree Electric Light Department, Massachusetts, will serve as vice chair.

Nicholas Berger, assistant director, technical services, Piqua Municipal Power System, Ohio, will chair the Transmission & Distribution Committee and John VanGundy, transmission and distribution supervisor, City of Mesa, Arizona, will serve as vice chair.

For more information about the Association's Engineering & Operations sections and committees, contact E&[email protected].