UAE is a non-profit organization comprised of industrial and commercial companies, with a large and diversified base of support from which to develop and influence energy policies and regulations.
UAE member companies employ 40,000 people in Utah and consume millions of kWh each month. Membership includes companies from all over Utah, including oil and gas, aerospace, higher education, healthcare, and manufacturing. UAE provides information that helps members understand market forces and maintain continuity in regulatory policy.
UAE is led by Kelly Francone, the executive director since 2012. UAE is represented by Energy Strategies' staff in the intervention process at the Public Service Commission, led by Kevin Higgins. Ms. Francone represents UAE industrial customers at the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and Gary Dodge and Phil Russell of James Dodge Russell & Stephens P.C., currently provides legal counsel to UAE.
OFFICERS Bret Wilson, Northrop Grumman - President, Charles Darnell, Utah State University - Pro-tem Treasurer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lisa Dakis, Intermountain Healthcare David Albright, JR Simplot
Charles Darnell, Utah State University David Thayer, American Pacific
David Gibbens, Occidental Petroleum Corp Bryan Wheeler, Hexcel Corp
Brad Mortensen, IM Flash Technology Bret Wilson, Northrop Grumman
Michael Palm, Chevron
As a member of UAE, you receive weekly email updates, weekly energy market reports, monthly newsletters, free monthly breakfast meetings, and a discounted rate at the UAE Annual Conference.
CURRENT UAE MEMBERS