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
Alberta Andrew Buffin Executive Director, Generation, Transmission and Markets Policy, Alberta Energy
Arizona Brian Goretzki Chief, Bureau of Radiation Control, Arizona Dept of Health Services
British Columbia Les MacLaren Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
California Janea Scott Commissioner, California Energy Commission
Colorado Will Toor Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office
Idaho John Chatburn Director, Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
Montana Patrick Holmes Representative, Montana Governor’s Office
Nevada David Bobzien Director, Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy
New Mexico Sarah Propst Cabinet Secretary, NM Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources
Oregon Janine Benner Director, Oregon Dept of Energy
Utah Dr. Laura Nelson Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development
Washington Lauren McCloy Assistant Director, Washington State Governor’s Office