Craig was appointed CEO/General Manager on September 1, 2015. He joined the utility in 2006 as a senior manager for Energy Resource Development. He was promoted to Assistant General Manager of Power, Rates and Transmission Management in November 2012.
Craig has played an instrumental role in securing tens of millions of dollars in grants and forging numerous partnerships with universities and research organizations as the PUD has studied and developed new renewable energy resources in the Pacific Northwest. His areas of responsibilities have included power scheduling, short-term and long-term resource planning, resource development, power and transmission contracts (including negotiations with the Bonneville Power Administration), rates, energy risk management, load forecasting and a range of federal energy compliance issues.
Prior to joining the PUD, Craig was employed at Kimberly-Clark Corporation for 16 years, serving in several positions that included energy and environmental manager, operations manager, operations leader, technical manager and mechanical engineer. He earned his MBA at Colorado State University and holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering at Montana State University. He also served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submarine officer.
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