Get Into Energy State Consortia

Learn About State Energy Workforce Consortia

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Industry Solutions. Regional Implementation. Nowhere is this CEWD ideology more evident than within State Energy Workforce Consortia. Consortia are strategic partnerships between the energy industry, education, workforce systems, and others who work together to define a state's or region's talent needs and develop solutions to meet those needs. Consortia are active in approximately 30 states across the country, and other states are in the process of forming them.

See below the contacts for each state consortium. If your state does not have a state consortium and you are interested in forming one, contact

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State Consortia Accomplishments 2017
(See Georgia for a list of GEICC accomplishments)

View the documents from the National Forum for state consortia.

Click here for resources for state consortia.

Learn how to develop a consortium website.

Member Contact:
Marji Morris
Tucson Electric Power


Member Contact:
Jason Cameron
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

Get into Energy Minnesota
Member Contact:
Kyle Ault
(218) 723-3985
Tom Cascalenda
Xcel Energy
Pete Wasberg
Otter Tail Power Company

Member Contact:
Chris Hage
Duke Energy

Member Contact:
Ann Holland
Mississippi Power
(228) 865-5124
Donnie Bond
Coast Electric Power Authority
(228) 363-7301

Member Contact:
Lynn Burton
Black Hills Corp.

Member Contact:
Bret Bonge
Kansas City Power & Light Co
(816) 556-2755

Member Contact:
Laurie Shuckerow
(860) 665-5161

Member Contact:
Joyce A. Cooper
Omaha Public Power District
Steven Hollinrake
Nebraska Public Power District

Member Contact:
Heather Burns
NorthWestern Energy
(605) 978-2900
Jeff Endrizzi
Otter Tail Power Company
(605) 862-6301

Member Contact:
Elaine Babcock
Southwest Gas
Chris Higgins
NV Energy

Member Contact:
Kristie Kelley
Gulf Power
(850) 444-6270

Member Contact:  
Paul Sanchez
PNM Resources

Member Contact:
Diane McClearen
Oglethorpe Power Corp.
Suzanne Powell
Electric Cities of Georgia
(770) 519-1676

Member Contact:  
Barbara Coles
New York Power Authority
(914) 287-3798
Lissette Lugo
National Grid
(516) 545-2257

Get into Energy Illinois
Member Contact:
James Bauer
Exelon Corporation
Mary Zitek
Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives

Get into Energy Ohio

Member Contact:
Lori Sutton
Mike Jones
Ivy Tech Community College


Member Contact:
Oather Taylor
Alliant Energy
(319) 786-7276
Jeremy Cook
Black Hills Corporation
(515) 343-2013


Member Contact:
Patrick Woods
Westar Energy
Cassie Bailey
Wolf Creek Generating Station

Member Contact:
Matt Kellam
Dominion Virginia Power
(804) 771-3045

Member Contact:
Lynn Ingmire
Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives
Bernadette Toebbe
Duke Energy

Member Contact:
Barbara Hins-Turner
Centralia College
(360) 736-9391, x477

Member Contact:
Melonie Stewart
Rusty Burroughs

Get into Eneryg Wisconsin
Member Contact:
Ron Graber
Alliant Energy
(608) 458-5090
Jim Lorenz
Madison Gas & Electric
(608) 252-5645

Get into Energy Michigan
Member Contact:
Tracy DiSanto
DTE Energy Co
Sharon Miller
Consumers Energy


State Energy Workforce Consortia National Forum

Each November, the National Forum for State Energy Workforce Consortia representatives is held in conjunction with the CEWD Annual Summit. Please see below for a summary of each year's National Forum.

2017 National Forum Summary

2016 National Forum Summary

2015 National Forum Summary

View the Agenda and Presentation from the 2013 National Forum.

View the documents from the 2012 National Forum.

View the documents from the 2011 National Forum.

View the documents from the 2010 National Forum.

View the documents from the 2009 National Forum.