Executive Director – NAEMA
Steve joined NAEMA as Executive Director in 2019. He has over 36 years’ experience and significant achievements in the power segment as a senior-level energy industry professional. Steve primarily worked for investor-owned utilities and their affiliated trading/origination companies and in those roles, he worked closely with other trading companies, public power utilities, merchant generation developers, and industrial customers. He has been active in wholesale power origination, energy procurement, regulatory strategy development, sales force management, market planning, and strategic account management. Steve has an in-depth understanding of the power industry, gained by working for DTE Energy Trading, Constellation, Exelon Energy – Constellation, DTE Edison America, Detroit Edison, and AXPO U.S. LLC. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Western Michigan University and an MBA from Wayne State University.
Donna joined NAEMA as Conference Director in late 2014 and became Deputy Director in 2015. Her principal responsibility is arranging NAEMA’s twice-yearly conferences, including recruiting some of the energy industry’s leading experts for presentations on the market’s key issues. Donna is also NAEMA’s lead on the joint NAEMA-IECA Power & Gas Master Agreement, the energy industry’s first fully-integrated power and gas agreement. Prior to joining NAEMA, Donna was Director of Contract Administration for Iberdrola Renewables, during which time she also served as WSPP’s Operating Committee Chair. She began her work in energy contracts at Arizona Public Service following years working in law.