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 – Renewable Advisory Services – Tenaska Power Services Co.
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.
Senior Director of Origination – EDF Renewables Energy
Joni has served on NAEMA’s Board for several years and has held the NAEMA Chairperson/President, Vice President and NAEMA Treasurer roles for multiple years. She is also a member of the Tariff, Legal & Regulatory Issues Committee (formerly, the Tariff and Standard Agreements Committee).
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 33 years of experience in the power industry. As the Director of Energy Marketing, Jim is responsible for creating long-term value from the energy markets for both Avant Energy and the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA). Previously, Jim was instrumental in the start-up of The Energy Authority and for 20 years held a number of positions in energy trading, power marketing, and business development. He has experience working in MAPP, MISO, PJM, SPP, SERC and FRCC regions. His prior work experience includes 10 years of service at the South Carolina Public Service Authority and 6 years’ experience as senior test engineer for both Pratt & Whitney and Westinghouse Electric Corporation Nuclear Technology Division. Jim has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina.
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.