Our Leadership

General Manager

General Manager Kirk Hudson reports directly to the commission and is responsible for the overall operation of the utility.


Kirk Hudson, General Manager

Senior Management Team

The general manager has established a Senior Management Team with broad functional capabilities to provide well-rounded management decisions in implementing commission policies and carrying out the PUD’s Strategic Plan. This team-based approach to executive management decision-making also helps ensure smooth succession planning as retirements occur in the coming years.


Brett Bickford, Managing Director - Generation and Transmission


Chris Blayne, Managing Director – Fiber & Telecom


Justin Erickson, Chief Strategy & Stakeholder Officer


Ian Fitzgerald, Chief Technology Officer

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Janet Jaspers, Chief Energy Resources Officer

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Mark Mullins, Interim Chief Financial / Risk Officer


Rebekah Neumann, Executive Team & Board Administrator

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Rosario Nystrom, Chief Human Resources Officer


John Stoll, Managing Director - Customer Utilities


Erik Wahlquist, General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer