WIEB Board Members

The legal basis of the Western Interstate Energy Board is the Western Interstate Nuclear Compact (Compact) (Public Law 91-461). The Energy Board is composed of individuals representing: Compact-member states, non-member states invited to participate by the Energy Board, and international territories designated by the Energy Board as Associate Energy Board members. The Compact also authorizes the federal government to appoint an ex-officio representative to the Energy Board.



State/Province Representative Title/Agency Member
Alberta Christine Lazaruk Executive Director, Strategy and Integration
Alberta Energy
Arizona Brian Goretzki Director
Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency


British Columbia Les MacLaren Assistant Deputy Minister, Electricity
& Alternative Energy Division,
Ministry of Energy and Mines
California Robert Weisenmiller Chairman, California Energy Commission Representative
Janea Scott Commissioner, California Energy Commission Alternate
Colorado Kathleen Staks Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office Representative
Idaho John Chatburn Director, Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources Representative
Montana Jeff Blend Economist, Montana Dept of Environmental Quality Representative
Craig Jones Montana Dept of Environmental Quality Alternate
Nevada Angie Dykema Director, Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy Second Vice Chair
New Mexico Vacant   Representative
Oregon Janine Benner Director, Oregon Dept of Energy Alternate
Saskatchewan Mike Balfour Director, Energy Economics
Branch, Ministry of the Economy
Floyd Wist Energy Policy Division, Ministry of Energy & Resources Alternate
Utah Dr. Laura Nelson Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development Chair
Washington Tony Usibelli Assistant Director, State Energy Office, Washington Dept of Commerce Treasurer
Wyoming Vacant   Representative
U.S. Government Vacant   Representative