David A. Condon


Condon is the vice president of Eastern Washington at Premera Blue Cross. In this role, he is Premera’s leader in Spokane and, more broadly, eastern Washington – driving the business by optimizing Premera’s presence and success as measured by the company’s goals, including profit, growth, reputation, productivity, and employee engagement. Previously, David served as mayor of Spokane for two terms. As the chief executive for a city of 210,000, he oversaw an annual budget of $1.1 billion and 2,000 employees, and focused on a number of key initiatives aimed at making Spokane safer, smarter, and healthier. These included investments in public safety, growing jobs and the economy, promoting a successful budget, improving Spokane’s infrastructure, and increasing the quality of life. Before becoming mayor of the capital of the Intermountain Northwest, David’s professional career included serving in the U.S. Army, owning and operating small businesses, and serving as a senior staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jason Verduzco

Vice 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.

Heather Rosentrater


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


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 regions since joining Itron in 1995, including software applications and electricity, gas, and water meters and communications modules. Prior to Itron, Rich he served as a senior engineer and project lead for Motorola’s Government Electronics Group in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this role, he developed and supported various radio products for both military and commercial customers. He received a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he focused on electromagnetic waves and antenna design. Rich’s post-graduate work at Arizona State University was focused on antenna and radio frequency circuit design.