WISE Executive Leadership Team

WISE logoThe WISE Executive Leadership Team provides oversight for a nearly $10 million U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT Round 4 grant, called Washington Integrated Sector Employment (WISE). Comprised of members from industry (energy, advanced manufacturing and construction industries), organized labor and workforce development, the team provides strategic guidance to the WISE consortium and serves as a resource for partners to ensure grant goals are achieved. The consortium is comprised of three Washington state Centers of Excellence (Energy, Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing and Construction) and eight community and technical colleges.
The Executive Leadership Team meets quarterly.




Troy Nutter, Manager, Operational Training, Puget Sound Energy, WISE Executive Leadership Team Chair

Troy Nutter, Manager, Operational Training, Puget Sound Energy, WISE Executive Leadership Team Chair

Industry Sector Experts

Clean Energy
Troy Nutter, Puget Sound Energy (chair)
Jeremy Gall, Avista Utilities
Bob Guenther, IBEW Local 77
Todd Currier, WSU Energy Program
Alice Massara, Tacoma Power

Advanced Manufacturing
Steve Kidd, CIMtech
Jesse Cote, 751 Machinists
Bob Uptegraff, Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance

Stephanie Caldwell, Abscher Construction
Moe Salem, McKinstry
Anna Pavlik, City of Seattle
Christina Riley, Northwest Laborers Training Trust

Workforce Development

Dawn Karber, Spokane Area Workforce Development Council
Rachel Roberts, Apprenticeship Track Program Specialist, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Labor Alternates

Kairie Pierce, Washington State Labor Council


Barbara Hins-Turner (PI), Center of Excellence for Clean Energy, Centralia College
Mary Kaye Bredeson, Center of Excellence for Aerospace/Advanced Mfg, Everett CC
Shana Peschek, Construction Center of Excellence, Renton Technical College
Marla Miller, Centralia College


Anthony Valterra, WISE Lead Grant Manager

Executive Leadership Team Meetings

2017 Meetings

2016 Meetings

2015 Meetings

2014 Meetings
Dec. 1 WISE Kick-off