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Leadership

Our Leadership

Grant PUD’s general manager/chief executive officer reports directly to the board of commissioners. His role is to carry out commission policies and, along with the rest of the leadership team, provide support to Grant PUD’s employees as they conduct their day-to-day activities

Kevin Nordt
Kevin Nordt

GM/CEO

Kevin joined Grant PUD in 2004. He was appointed to the position of GM/CEO in June 2016. He began his career at Grant PUD as the Mid-Columbia coordinator.

In December 2006, Kevin became the director of power management with nearly 20 years of experience in the Northwest energy market. He began serving as chief financial officer in 2011, overseeing the power management, finance, reliability and compliance divisions.

Kevin has spent his career in the Northwest in a variety of engineering, marketing, trading and operations positions. Past regional employment includes Portland General Electric and Energy Northwest.

Kevin is a native of New York and holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematical physics from St. John's University, a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin and additional graduate work in computational finance at Oregon Graduate Institute.

 
Rich Wallen

Chief Operations Officer

Rich joined Grant PUD in June 2017. His professional background includes 30 years of energy industry experience within nuclear, coal, gas and hydro. He earned his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and received a master’s degree in business management from Clayton State University.

Rich is a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served onboard the USS Enterprise as a nuclear power plant operator. He holds a project management professional certification.

Jeff Bishop
Jeff Bishop

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff joined Grant PUD in May 2017. His professional experience includes audit manager for Deloitte & Touche and high-level financial posts at Seattle City Light, Pacificorp and a utility-industry start-up, Gridliance in Chicago. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University and a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Washington. He’s a licensed certified public accountant.

Dave Churchman
Dave Churchman

Chief Customer Officer

Dave joined Grant PUD in January 2017. His professional experience includes nearly 30 years in utility operations, including 19 years at IDACORP, Inc. and seven years in power-management and top leadership posts at the Eugene Water & Electric Board in Oregon. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business production management from the University of Idaho and a master's degree in business administration from Boise State University.

Mitch Delabarre
Mitch Delabarre

General Counsel

Mitch joined Grant PUD in 2009. He has more than 28 years of legal experience, including 22 years working with municipal organizations in Grant County. He holds a bachelor's of science degree from San Diego State University and obtained his law degree from Willamette University College of Law.