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2021 NHA Board Nominations

Nomination Window is Closed

Do you know someone who would be a great addition to NHA’s Board of Directors? 

About the board

The board is entrusted with setting the strategic direction and policies that govern the Association's activities.  It is an active board and expects its members to take an engaged role in the Association. 


Potential Candidates

Candidates must be members in good standing with strong leadership qualities and experience.  

Additionally, candidates must have the support of their companies to run for a board seat and be able to travel to attend at least four of the five annual board meetings.


How to Nominate Someone for the Board

If you would like to submit a nomination, please click the link above to access our Nominations portal. Existing members who have already accessed our portal can use their existing log-in. If this is your first time on our portal, you will asked to create a new account.

In addition to providing contact information, in 500 words or less, you will be ask to tell us why your nominee should serve on NHA’s board.

The nomination portal is closed


The Nomination Process

The Board of Directors approves the nomination's slate based off of the recommendations from the Nominating Committee. The slate will contain 10 nominees to fill 5 open board seats. In early October, NHA members will be encouraged to visit the portal to vote for nominees. 

The election will conclude this fall with the newly elected board members beginning their four-year term in January 2021.


How many people can I nominate for the board?

You may submit more than one name. You may also nominate yourself.


Who has been Nominated So Far?

As of 8/28/2020

  • Heidi Wahto, Stantec

  • Charles Alsberg, Americas Energy Services

  • Juliann Blanford, Nustreem LLC

  • Suzanne Grassell, Chelan County Public Utility District

  • Edward Rose, Gravity Renewables, Inc.

  • Tim Ramsey, Mesa Associates, Inc.

  • Jose Zayas, Eagle Creek RE

  • Sharon White, Van Ness Feldman LLP     

  • Joel Ledesma, Northern California Power Agency

  • Reenst Lesemann, C-Power        

  • Yiying Xiong, RTI                 

  • David Gatto, Ames Construction

  • Pamala Sullivan, American Municipal Power

  • Tom Sullivan, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers

  • Ken Hostler, Gracon LLC

  • Nate Sandvig, National Grid

  • Thomas Fitzgerald, Schnabel Engineering

  • Mathieu Bolullo, Hydro-Quebec

  • Wendy Bley, Kleinschmidt

  • Jeff Leahey, SMI

  • Mark Benacquisto, UBC Millwrights