Leadership

Kevin Nordt, General Manager

Kevin Nordt, General Manager, joined Grant PUD in 2004. He was appointed to the position of General Manager in June 2016. Kevin 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 CFO in 2011. While serving as CFO, Kevin oversaw the power management, finance and reliability and compliance divisions. He has spent his career working in the Northwest in a variety of engineering, marketing, trading and operations positions. Past regional employment includes positions with 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.

Kevin Marshall, Chief Operations Officer

Kevin Marshall, Chief Operations Officer, joined the District in 2007. He brings nearly three decades of experience in energy-industry engineering and management, covering the gamut of generation, from nuclear, gas and coal to wind and hydro. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Renesselear Polytechnic Institute and is a licensed civil and structural engineer.

 

Jeff Bishop, Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Bishop, Chief Financial Officer, joined the District 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 in Business Administration from Washington State University and a bachelor’s in Zoology from the University of Washington. He’s a licensed certified public accountant.

 

Dave Churchman, Chief Customer Officer

Dave Churchman, Chief Customer Officer, joined the District 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 Masters of Business Administration from Boise State University.

Mitch Delabarre, General Counsel

Mitch Delabarre, General Counsel, joined the District in 2009.  He has more than 28 years of legal experience, including 22 years working with municipal organizations in Grant County.  Mr. Delabarre holds a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University and obtained his law degree from Willamette University College of Law.