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Leadership Team

Melissa Collins

Melissa CollinsSenior Manager/Clerk of the Board | Email

Melissa formerly worked for the City of Stanwood in the role of City Clerk; the Skagit County Commissioners Office; and the Skagit County Superior Court Clerk’s Office. In her current capacity as Senior Manager/Clerk of the Board, she reports to the CEO/GM and oversees the day‑to‑day operations of the Office of the Commission. Melissa supports the Commissioners and supervises the Deputy Clerks of the Board. In addition, her responsibilities include the oversight and conduct of Commission meetings, agenda planning, packet materials, resolutions, and minutes; compliance with RCW and PUD policies; maintenance of Governance policies and official Commission records; budget planning and development; department automation; records management; records disposition and retention schedules; public records disclosure; customer inquiries and issues; research; planning and development; staff training and education; and administration of the Commission website.

Melissa is a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and the Washington Municipal Clerks Association (WMCA). Melissa was appointed to the WMCA Executive Board in March 2017 for a three-year term. Melissa earned her Municipal Clerks Certification from IIMC in June 2010 and completed her Master Municipal Clerk Certification in May 2016.

Julee Cunningham

Julee CunninghamDirector, Communications, Marketing & Business Readiness | Email

Julee has worked at the PUD since 1988. She and her team are responsible for customer and employee communications, business readiness, marketing, graphic design, social media, video production, website, mail and printing services, media relations, public relations and education outreach. The work the team produces has received recognition from many groups, including the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA), American Public Power Association (APPA) and two prestigious Gold Quill awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). 

Prior to joining the utility, Julee worked as a regional advertising director for Longs Drugs. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nevada-Reno and a master's degree in organizational psychology from Antioch University.

Tom DeBoer

Tom DeBoerAssistant 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. 

Dean Galvez

Dean GalvezChief Information Officer • Information Technology Services | Email

Dean joined the PUD in February 2006 as the Senior Manager for Applications, bringing 30 years of information technology experience. In October 2017, he was appointed Chief Information Officer, responsible for leading the Information Technology Services division. In this role, he is responsible for the utility's enterprise application systems, program management, cyber security, IT infrastructure, network operations, data management, business intelligence, software development/integration, and IT solution consulting.

Before joining the PUD, Dean worked for the City of Lynnwood as the IT Director. Prior to that, he managed Washington’s Department of Health statewide infrastructure technology department. He began his career with Thurston County as a software developer. He worked his way up through expanded and progressive roles there until becoming the Information Services Manager for Thurston County being responsible for leading and managing all IT services and technology delivery. Dean attended Western Washington University in Bellingham where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

Jessica Matlock

Jessica MatlockAssistant General Manager, Customer & Energy Services and External Affairs | Email

Jessica was named Assistant General Manager in January 2019. She is responsible for Customer Service, Energy Services, and Government Relations. Jessica also leads the PUD’s efforts to develop and operate solar energy, electrification of transportation, and demand response programs. She joined the PUD in August 2006 as the Director of Government & External Affairs. She previously worked as an energy and natural resources fellow for U.S. Senator Larry E. Craig (Idaho). Prior to that, she held a number of positions with the Bonneville Power Administration, including that of power marketing specialist (in Washington, DC), constituent account executive for the State of Idaho, and fish and wildlife project manager. Jessica serves and has served on various boards/councils related to hydropower, energy efficiency/conservation, cybersecurity, and fish and wildlife.

Jessica holds an MPA from Portland State University and a bachelor's of science degree in chemical oceanography from the University of Washington. She also served in the United States Coast Guard.

Glenn McPherson

Glenn McPhersonChief Financial Officer • Finance | Email

Glenn was named Chief Financial Officer in June 2018. He was appointed Assistant General Manager, Finance and Treasurer in 1997. He joined the PUD in 1991 as controller and later became senior manager of budget and financial planning. His responsibilities at the PUD include accounting and financial reporting, cash and debt management, risk management, budget and financial planning and procurement and materials management.

Before joining the PUD, Glenn served as controller for Scandia Down Corporation. Prior to that time, he spent nearly eight years serving public and private companies as a senior manager with KPMG Peat Marwick. Glenn holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from California State University at Long Beach. He is a certified public accountant.

Sharon Reijonen

Sharon ReijonenInterim Director, Employee Resources | Email

Sharon was named the Interim Employee Resources Director in August 2018. She was hired by the PUD in 1995 as an Employee Resources Generalist and progressively moved to the role of Sr. Employee Resources Consultant prior to her appointment. Preceding her tenure at the utility, she worked in the healthcare and insurance industries. Sharon has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. 

Anne Spangler

Anne SpanglerGeneral Counsel • Legal Services | Email

Anne joined the PUD in 2008 after serving four years as the Chief Assistant City Attorney for Tacoma Public Utilities. Her background includes practice with the Office of the Attorney General, representing the State Department of Transportation, and with the City of Seattle as a land-use litigation attorney.

Anne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from Reed College, a juris doctorate, cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a utility management program certificate from Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Energy Bar Association, a Washington, D.C. based organization of legal professionals in the energy industry.

Brant Wood

Brant WoodAssistant General Manager • Water Utility | Email

Brant started at the PUD in January 1992 as an Associate Engineer in the Water Utility. Prior to that, he worked several summers and breaks as a Summer Engineering Student for the PUD while still in college. He has designed, permitted, and managed the construction of numerous water main replacement and extension projects, water reservoirs, pump stations, the Water SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system, and most recently the PUD’s newest water treatment plant in Lake Stevens. Brant has led the Water Engineering group since 2000 and added the management of the Water Operations and Maintenance group in 2004. In 2014, Brant was asked to take on the overall management of the Water Utility for the PUD. He was named Assistant General Manager of the Water Utility in November 2016.

Brant holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. He is a licensed professional Civil Engineer and holds certification as a Water Distribution Manager 4, Cross Connection Control Specialist, and Water Treatment Plant Operator in the State of Washington. He is currently the chair of both the North Snohomish County Water Utility Coordinating Committee and Snohomish Health District’s Public Health Advisory Council.