BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jason Verduzco

Chair

Jason is the Verizon public policy and community affairs director for eastern Washington and Idaho. He started his career with the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in California, where he coordinated more than 30 projects and acquired over 150 properties. Later, Jason moved to Spokane where he accepted a position with Bonneville Power Administration. Here, he had numerous responsibilities in the Federal Land Management department, including filing the necessary federal land permits in over 50 different county, city, and federal agencies and municipalities covering three different states. In 2017, Jason moved into the wireless industry to work with local and state agencies across Washington and Idaho to develop small cell deployment processes, wireless ordinances, and partnership agreements to help cities and communities access and develop technology.

Jenny Halvorson

Vice Chair

Jenny Halvorson is a Managing Director at Accenture.  Jenny has spent over 20 years working with clients around the world on complex digital transformation programs.  Jenny has extensive experience as an enterprise architect specializing in data & analytics and emerging technologies.  She has worked with small and large technology and academic partners on business development, asset creation, and delivery.  Jenny earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and an M.S. in Management with a concentration in Information Technology from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.  Jenny moved from Washington D.C. to Spokane in 2010 where she lives with her husband and two sons.

Heather Rosentrater

Treasurer

Heather is senior vice president of energy delivery and shared services at Avista, where she’s responsible for electric and natural gas engineering and operations, as well as shared services such as human resources, fleet, facilities, and supply chain. She has led Avista’s Grid Innovation, Smart Grid, and Smart City efforts, including representing Avista as a founding member of Urbanova. Heather also has broad experience on both the electric and natural gas sides of Avista Utilities, having managed departments and projects in transmission, distribution, and SCADA, as well as asset management. She is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Gonzaga University. Heather serves on the board of directors for Spokane’s 2nd Harvest. In addition, she is a member of Gonzaga University’s School of Engineering & Applied Science executive council.

Rich Christensen

Director

Rich Christensen has been a senior vice president of global research and development at Itron, Inc. since 2013. He has been responsible for developing and supporting numerous product lines and solutions for each of the company’s business segments and