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Work experience

Aug 2007Present

Director of Risk Management & Strategic Planning

Seattle City Light

Strategic Planning-Creating the 6 year operational and rate guidance plan.

Enterprise Risk Management-Includes clarifying accountability for management of the enterprise level risks that could change our definition of sucess in carrying out our strategic plan.

Wholesale Energy Risk Management-Building out the middle office function including: risk analysis; risk reporting; policy compliance; credit risk management; settlements.


BS Business Administration

California State University Northridge


West Coast University


Certified Internal Auditor

Institute of Internal Auditors


Responsibility and authority rarely align perfectly; mix in the dynamic nature of risk and it gets even tougher to get the right things accomplished well. I have made a career out of effectively building institutional risk management capabilities. From the deregulation of the California Power Market through the global financial crisis, to the 2010 severe drought in the Northwest, my efforts have resulted in prudent decision making, and a growth in understanding of complex risk management issues by C-level and regulatory stakeholders. To achieve the success I have enjoyed, it was essential that I develop top-shelf communication, people, influence, and persuasion skills. Please review what I have posted on this website as well as my profile on Linkedin. Although I am very enthused with current known opportunities and challenges, I am always interested in what is next.

Scheduled & Prior Conference Presentations

Marcus Evans: Risk Management in Energy Trading: Enhancing Communication Between the Front and Middle Offices of a Trading Shop. Scheduled for 10/10

North American Power Credit Organization: Operational Risk in the Transaction Lifecycle. Scheduled for 9/10 EUCI: Best Practices in Portfolio Management & Decision Analytics: Translating analytical information into terms that management can understand. 5/10 Energy CFO Summit: Aligning credit risk management with business goals: Internal discussions you should be having 02/10 North American Power Credit Organization: Risk Appetite, Risk Tolerance & Credit Limits 9/09 Law Seminars International: Energy Trading-From Hedging Strategies to Risk Management 01/09 EUCI: Building Communication Strategy into ERM 01/09