Clean Currents 2022

Clean Currents Committees

Clean Currents is truly for the industry, by the industry. NHA thanks the following for their time, guidance, support and direction to make Clean Currents a success.


Steering Committee

First NameLast NameTitleOrganization Name
ThomasSt. JohnProject Manager Hydro -Regulatory & Legislative PolicyAlabama Power Company
JoseZayasExecutive Vice President of Policy and ProgramsAmerican Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
JasonHeilmanVice President of Sales and MarketingAmerican Hydro Corporation
DarrenHoughtonVice President, Sales and MarketingANDRITZ Hydro Corp.
ScottKorabVice President, Business DevelopmentBallard Marine Construction
AndyLockwoodProject ManagerBlack & Veatch Corporation
BethHarrisOperations Manager – West and SouthCentral Rivers Power
PaulWeeksVice President, Regional Operations, Mid Atlantic and New England RegionsConstellation
CoreyChamberlainHydro/Renewables System Support ConsultantDominion Energy
MeganNesbittDirector of EngineeringEagle Creek Renewable Energy
KenHostlerVice President – HydroGracon LLC
RichardWallenGeneral Manager/Chief Executive OfficerGrant County PUD
DaveCulliganVice President, National Hydropower Practice LeaderHDR
CatherineSavoieStrategic Communication AdvisorHydro Quebec
RoryAlsbergSenior Business Development ManagerJ.F. Brennan Company, Inc.
AlisonJakupcaProject Regulatory CoordinatorKleinschmidt Associates
JeanneHilsingerPresidentMavel Americas, Inc.
Boualem (Bo)HadjeriouaDirector of Hydro OperationsMesa Associates, Inc.
Mary GailSullivanDirector, Environmental and Lands, Permitting and ComplianceNorthwestern Energy
HeatherFergusonSenior Vice President, Business Development, Strategy and Corporate AffairsOntario Power Generation, Inc. (OPG)
ThomasFitzgeraldPrincipalSchnabel Engineering
JeffreyLeaheyVice PresidentSMI, Inc. (Strategic Marketing Innovations)
HeidiWahtoPrincipal, Licensing and Regulatory LeadStantec
MichaelManwaringPrincipal Hydropower & Energy ConsultantStantec
SuzanneBiddleGeneral Manager, Hydro Generation, Power OperationsTennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
DanielRabonHydropower Program ManagerU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
CarlAtkinsonDirector, Sales – U.S.Voith Hydro Inc.

Host Utilities Committee

First NameLast NameTitleOrganization Name
ChristopherHartfordTelecommunications SpecialistBureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior (USBR)
Mary LeeKnechtPublic Affairs Officer, Central Valley RegionBureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior (USBR)
SteveMelavicRegional Power Manager, SacramentoBureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior (USBR)
MichaelPulskampPower Resources Office ManagerBureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior (USBR)
DanVallejoChief of Facilities Operations, Central Valley OperationsBureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior (USBR)
LaQuitaWallaceEEO SpecialistBureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior (USBR)
TedCraddockSWP Deputy Director, Executive OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
LonnMaierEnvironmental Program Manager, Hydropower License and Compliance OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
JeremiahMcNeilProgram Manager/Engineering Manager, Hydropower License and Compliance OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
AaronMillerSupervising Engineer, Hydropower License and Compliance OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
MargaretMohrCommunicationsCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
KathySchulzWater Education SpecialistCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
OliviaVirgadamoPrincipal EngineerCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
LizaWhitmorePublic Information Officer – Oroville Field Division, Public Affairs OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
JohnYarbroughSWP Assistant Deputy Director, Executive OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
NicoleCaseConsultant for NCPA, Nicole K Case ConsultingNorthern California Power Agency (NCPA)
JaneCirrincioneAssistant General Manager ( Gov. Affairs)Northern California Power Agency (NCPA)
StephanieMaggardDirector, Generation Asset Strategy and Hydro LicensingPacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
PaulMorenoPrincipal, Marketing & Communications, ChicoPacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
EricVan DeurenSenior Director, Power Generation OperationsPacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
JanetWaltherSenior Manager, Hydro LicensingPacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
SebrenaBaxterStrategic Business Planner, Community Relations, Outreach & EventsSacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
JacobeCaditzManager of Community Education and TechnologySacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
JoelLedesmaDirector, Power GenerationSacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
DaroldPerrySupervisor, License ComplianceSacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
PhilCantarinhaDirector, Power Systems (Hydro Gen.)Yuba Water Agency
DeDeCordellCommunications ManagerYuba Water Agency

Exhibitor Advisory Committee

First NameLast NameTitleOrganization Name
NickSmithBusiness Development ManagerAmerican Babbitt
DianeHakeMarketing SpecialistAmerican Hydro Corporation
DarrenHoughtonVice President, Sales and MarketingANDRITZ Hydro Corp.
ChrisGoodwinWater Resources EngineerAyres Associates
ScottKorabVice President, Business DevelopmentBallard Marine Construction
DonaldNimsPrincipal and Hydropower Practice LeaderBergmann Associates
AndyLockwoodProject ManagerBlack & Veatch Corporation
KevinCalmaDirector of Sales – SoutheastDESHAZO Cranes/Service/Automation
JessicaMcGinleySenior Communication SpecialistEmerson
StephanieCrarySenior Marketing ManagerGannett Fleming, Inc.
PaulaDuncanExecutive AssistantGE Renewable Energy
ChristopherDoeProject ManagerHDR
JohnMeleBusiness Development ManagerHobas Pipe USA
JeffBlankenshipHydro Market ManagerKingsbury, Inc.
RussSanfordSenior Vice President/CMOKleinschmidt Associates
LindseyOwenDirector of Marketing, Water ResourcesMcMillen Jacobs Associates
JenniferMooreMarketing/Business Development ManagerMesa Associates, Inc.
RobinEckmanMarketing CoordinatorObermeyer Hydro, Inc.
DonMcGinnisSales ManagerPioneer Motor Bearing Company
ChristianTempletonSr. Market Communications ManagerVoith Hydro Inc.
PaulMeeksPresident & CEOWorthington Products, Inc.
JeffTheoVice President – Business DevelopmentVulcan Painters, Inc.

Content Development Committee

First NameLast NameTitleOrganization Name
ThomasSt. JohnProject Manager Hydro -Regulatory & Legislative PolicyAlabama Power Company
DarrenHoughtonVice President, Sales and MarketingANDRITZ Hydro Corp.
EllenFaulknerSenior Project Manager, Water ResourcesAyres Associates
ShayIrvingProject Manager, Hydropower & Waterway StructuresBergmann Associates
ToddBriggemanProject Director, Hydropower Central RegionBlack & Veatch Corporation
EmilySchwartzCivil Works Operations LeadBlack & Veatch Corporation
WayneToddGenerating Assets Manager, Power Services – Generating Assets, PGA-6Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
ErinForakerHydropower and Renewable Energy Research CoordinatorBureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior (USBR)
SteveMelavicRegional Power Manager, SacramentoBureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior (USBR)
MichaelPulskampPower Resources Office ManagerBureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior (USBR)
DanVallejoChief of Facilities Operations, Central Valley OperationsBureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior (USBR)
TedCraddockSWP Deputy Director, Executive OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
DesmondFeherOffice Manager: Mechanical Engineering Services, Operations and Maintenance – MechanicalCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
CherylLuuBranch Chief Power Planning, Power and Risk OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
LonnMaierEnvironmental Program Manager, Hydropower License and Compliance OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
KristenMartinAssistant to the Division Chief, Division of EngineeringCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
JeremiahMcNeilProgram Manager/Engineering Manager, Hydropower License and Compliance OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
AaronMillerSupervising Engineer, Hydropower License and Compliance OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
ArmandoOrtizOffice Manager: Electrical Engineering Services, Operations and Maintenance – ElectricalCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
MikeRamseyChief State and Federal Compliance, Power Analysis and Risk OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
RaphaelTorresExecutive Advisor to the State Water Project Deputy Director, Executive OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
OliviaVirgadamoPrincipal EngineerCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
LizaWhitmorePublic Information Officer – Oroville Field Division, Public Affairs OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
JohnYarbroughSWP Assistant Deputy Director, Executive OfficeCalifornia Department of Water Resources (DWR)
AlexFitzsimmonsSenior Program DirectorClearPath
JenniferEricksonMarketing ManagerColumbia Industrial Products, Inc. (CIP Composites)
CarlBrewsterCEOConsultants With Energy, LLC
RaymondChowOperational Excellence LeaderDuke Energy Corporation
SeanKenneyDirector, Commercial and FinanceEmrgy, Inc.
DarrenMackVice PresidentGannett Fleming, Inc.
GhassenZouariHydro Service Project ManagerGE Renewable Energy
JohnSulowaySenior Energy Regulatory AdvisorGomez and Sullivan Engineers, D.P.C.
AndrewMunroAssociate Chief Resource OfficerGrant County PUD
JonPetrilloSenior Executive, Business Development and Regulatory/LicensingGravity Renewables
WayneDyokPrincipalH2O EcoPower
RyanBergWater Power Regional Manager USAHatch
StevePoteetSenior Project ManagerHDR
WalterSchurtenbergerCEO/Lead Designer (Hydro Gen. & Communications)Hydrokinetic Energy Corp.
ScottKlabundeOwnerHydroPartners
KellySackheimPrincipal; Owner/Operators of Sandy Hollow Hydro and Celley Mill HydroKC Hydro family of companies
JimDowningDirectorKearns & West, Inc.
KelseyRuganiVice PresidentKearns & West, Inc.
MatthewDunlapSenior Mechanical EngineerKleinschmidt Associates
ShannonLuomaLicensing and Regulatory Section ManagerKleinschmidt Associates
NormanBishopSenior Executive Project EngineerKnight Piesold and Co.
JuanMedinaSales & Marketing Manager, Power Control SultionsL&S Electric, Inc.
DavidDuquetteCEOLittoral Power Systems Inc.
SandyDuranMarketing ManagerMcMillen Jacobs Associates
MikePedersenClient and Project ManagerMead & Hunt, Inc.
SchreeTramelProposal Coordinator, West, Power GenerationMesa Associates, Inc.
KateStirrDirector of Communications and External AffairsNatel Energy, Inc.
BrennaVaughnExecutive DirectorNorthwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA)
KurtMillerExecutive Director (Gov. Affairs)Northwest RiverPartners
AaronCortesDirector, Hydro Operations & Maintenance – SouthPacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
EricVan DeurenSenior Director, Hydro O&M, Power Generation OperationsPacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
JanetWaltherSenior Manager, Hydro LicensingPacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
JimMoenDirector of Engineering, Power GenerationPacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
LisaWhitmanRelicensing SupervisorPacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
MichaelThompsonDirector, Power Generation Asst ExcellencePacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
StephanieMaggardDirector, Generation Asset Strategy and Hydro LicensingPacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
WilbertLandrethCompliance Data Analyst, ExpertPacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
JamesStevensGlobal Sales and Marketing DirectorPreformed Windings
JoelLedesmaDirector, Power GenerationSacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
DaroldPerrySupervisor, License ComplianceSacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
ThomasFitzgeraldPrincipalSchnabel Engineering
SethGreenEngineer – Dam SafetySouthern Company
MichaelManwaringPrincipal Hydropower & Energy ConsultantStantec
NuriaHolmesSenior Project Manager for Licensing & RegulatorySWCA Environmental Consultants
Robert (Robby)FloydSenior Manager, Central Hydro Region, Hydro GenerationTennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
CharlesSensibaPartnerTroutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Vincent (Vinnie)DiBlasiRegional Design Manager, Hydroelectric Design CenterU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ElliottJacksonElectrical Engineer, Power Systems Division, Hydroelectric Design CenterU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Frederick (Rick)LaubachTeam Lead/Mechanical Engineer, Hydroelectrical Design Center (HDC)U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
DanielRabonHydropower Program ManagerU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
SebastianGrimmProgram Analyst for Redhorse Corporation (DOE contractor)U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
MaxineHillmanCommunications Specialist, Water Power TechnologiesU.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
TimothyWelchHydropower Program Manager, Water Power Technologies Office (EERE)U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
DanielPalmerBusiness Development – HydroForecastUpstream Tech
CarlAtkinsonDirector, Sales – U.S.Voith Hydro Inc.
ToddJastremskiAsset Manager Hydro OperationsWEC Energy Group
E.J/ (Earl)HamilSenior ConsultantWorley Group (Advisian, Wholly Owned Subsidiary)
KevinYoungPresident (Hydro Gen)Young Energy Services, LLC
PhilCantarinhaDirector of Power SystemsYuba Water Agency