Assistant General Manager • Generation, Power, Rates & Transmission Management | Email
Tom joined the PUD in May 2016, bringing over 18 years of experience in the electric and natural gas utility industry in the Pacific Northwest. Tom’s areas of responsibility include power scheduling, short-term and long-term resource planning, resource development, power and transmission contracts, rates, energy risk management, load forecasting, and federal energy compliance activities.
Before joining the PUD, Tom was employed at Puget Sound Energy for 12 years where he led various departments, including power and natural gas supply, federal and state rates and regulation, and compliance. Tom also previously worked as an attorney in private practice in Spokane, primarily representing Avista Corporation on a variety of utility issues. Tom holds a juris doctorate degree, magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology from the University of Montana and a Master of Science degree in geology from Western Washington University. He also served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer.