Board of Directors
Executive Vice President & Partner at Clone Capital, LLC
Dean joined Clone Capital in 2020, bringing more than 30 years of wide-ranging experience in the energy markets. He is a pioneer in the field of energy marketing, being one of the first to market electricity into deregulated retail markets and expanding from there to work for utilities, affiliated power marketing companies, independent power producers, and renewable project developers. Dean’s experience includes leadership positions at Tyr Energy, Inc., Edison Mission Marketing & Trading, Aquila Energy Marketing Corporation, and Illinois Power among others.
Dean is a graduate of Illinois State University and a U.S. Army veteran. Dean enjoys people and recognizes the value of long-lasting business relationships. He has developed many over his years of work in this industry we have the privilege to participate in.
Dean joined the NAEMA Board of Directors in 2021 and he serves as the Secretary.
Manager, Origination & Mid-Marketing – TransAlta Energy Marketing
Jay has served on NAEMA’s Board of Directors since 2015, serving as Vice President for the last four years.
Senior Director – Business Development – Tenaska Energy Solutions
Bret is responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships for Tenaska’s distributed generation business (Tenaska Energy Solutions). Prior to this role he led Tenaska’s Renewable Energy Advisory Services group helping corporate clients across North America develop sustainability strategies and procure renewable energy. Additionally, he led Tenaska’s southeast US energy management services and deal brokerage activities. Prior to joining Tenaska in 2018, Bret spent 15 years with the Southern Company holding numerous positions at Southern Power and Georgia Power, including as Director of National Business Development, Manager of Business Development for ERCOT and SPP, and Generation and Siting Manager. During his time at Georgia Power, he held positions as Team Leader of Transmission and Capital Projects and Senior Biologist. He earned a B.A. in Biology from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC and an M.S. in Ecology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Bret has served on NAEMA’s Board of Directors since 2016.
Managing Director – AEP Energy Partners
Vince has been a Board Member of NAEMA for the past 14 years.
Energy Markets & Regulatory Compliance Manager – ALLETE Clean Energy
Cindy has served on NAEMA’s Board of Directors since 2018 and serves on the Board’s Advisory, Bylaws, Membership, and Conference Committees.
Business Development Manager – Southern Power
Craig is responsible for business development in the Carolinas, MISO, and PJM, executing Southern Power’s growth strategy through the development of new generating assets and remarketing of existing assets. Over the past 16 years, he has held various roles across Southern Company in Resource Planning, Generation Development, Renewables Development, and Pre-commercial Asset Management. Outside of Southern Company, Craig managed long term power supply for North Carolina EMC.
Craig graduated with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech before earning his Master of Business Administration at Samford University in Alabama.
Manager – NorthPoint Energy Solutions
Dean has served for the past seventeen years on NAEMA’s Board of Directors. During that time, he has served three years as the NAEMA Vice-President and four years as NAEMA President. Dean actively participates in NAEMA initiatives and has served on the Audit, Tariff, and Conference Planning committees.
Dean lives on an acreage outside of Regina, Saskatchewan with his wife of 43 years. Sharing that space with them are five horses, one donkey and a cat. Dean has two children and three grandchildren, who all live close by. Spending time with family and friends is his favourite pastime.
Vice President of Origination – ACES Power
Cham has served on NAEMA’s Board of Directors since 2015 and is the Chair of the Board’s Social Media Subcommittee.
Claudia Morrow, Senior Vice President of Origination & Pricing – Vistra Energy
Claudia was elected to NAEMA’s Board of Directors in 2020.
Senior Vice President – Uniper Global Commodities North America
Bill joined NAEMA’s Board of Directors in 2019.
Director of Energy Marketing – Avant Energy, Inc.
Jim has served on NAEMA’s Board of Directors for several years, including three years as Vice President. He has served as NAEMA President since 2018.
Wholesale Power Marketing Manager – Manitoba Hydro
Karyn has served on NAEMA’s Board of Directors since 2012.