Board of Directors
Erik J. Anderson
Mr. Anderson, age 52, has been, since 2002, President of WestRiver Capital, a private investment company, Chairman of Tachyon Networks, Inc., an advanced satellite-based internet solutions company, and Vice-Chairman of Montgomery & Co., LLC, an investment bank serving growth companies in technology, media, and healthcare. He is also Chairman of Zula, LLC, a science education company, and a Co-Chair of GEI, a leisure business based on golf entertainment. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Anderson was Chief Executive Officer of Matthew G. Norton, Co., a private investment company. Prior to 1998, he was Chief Executive Officer of Trillium Corporation. In addition, his experience includes tenures as both a partner at the private equity firm of Frazier & Company, LP, and as a Vice President of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Anderson is the founder of America's Foundation for Chess. He holds master's and bachelor's degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree (Cum Laude) in Management Engineering from Claremont McKenna College. Mr. Anderson also serves on the board of
Ms. Blake, age 57, has been President of the accounting firm of Kristianne Gates Blake, P.S., since 1987. She has served for 14 years on various boards of public companies and registered investment companies including service as a board chair, Audit Committee chair and Governance Committee member. Ms. Blake is currently serving as board chair for the Russell Investment Company and the Russell Investment Funds. She also serves on the boards of the Principal Funds, Inc., the Principal Variable Contracts Funds, Inc., and Laird Norton Wealth Management. Ms. Blake currently serves as a Regent at the University of Washington. In addition, Ms. Blake serves on the Board of Avista Corp. and is the chair of the Avista Corp. and Ecova Audit Committees.
Donald C. Burke
Mr. Burke, age 52, currently serves as an independent trustee to approximately 100 registered mutual funds for the Goldman Sachs mutual fund complex. Prior to assuming this role, from 2006 to 2010, Mr. Burke served as a trustee for numerous global funds that were advised by BlackRock, Inc. From 2006 to 2009, he was a Managing Director of BlackRock and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the BlackRock U.S. mutual funds. In this role, Mr. Burke was responsible for all of the accounting, tax and regulatory reporting requirements for over 300 open and closed-end mutual funds. Mr. Burke joined BlackRock in connection with the merger with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), where he took a lead role in the integration of the two firms’ operating infrastructures. While at MLIM, Mr. Burke was the Head of Global Operations and Client Services and also served as the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the MLIM mutual funds. Mr. Burke is a certified public accountant and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics from the University of Delaware and a Master of Business Administration in Taxation Degree from Pace University. He also serves on the Board of Avista Corp.
Jeff D. Heggedahl
Mr. Heggedahl, age 46, was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Ecova in December 2009. Prior to joining Ecova, he was the president and chief executive officer of Scantron Corp., a testing and assessment company with expertise in software, survey and data capture, located in Minneapolis, MN. Previously, Heggedahl served as president of Harland Printed Products and Marketing Services, a subsidiary of John H. Harland Co., Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Heggedahl is a 1987 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and communications. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn., and he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Mass.
John F. Kelly
Mr. Kelly, age 68, is currently the President & Chief Executive Officer of John F. Kelly & Associates, a consulting company he founded in 2004, that is located in Coral Gables, Florida. Mr. Kelly is a retired Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Air Group, where he also served as a Board member from 1989 to May 2003. He was Chairman of Alaska Airlines from 1995 to February 2003, Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2002, and President from 1995 to 1999. He served as Chairman of the Board of Horizon Air from February 1991 to November 1994, and from February 1995 until May 2003. Mr. Kelly has a BA in Business from the University of Puget Sound, has over 40 years business experience and has been a board member and chair of numerous boards and committees (both profit and non-profit organizations). Mr. Kelly is a former board member of the Dream Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Avista Corp.
Craig P. Levinsohn
Mr. Levinsohn, 48, has been the Executive Vice President of Global Marketing since 2006 for Merrill Corporation, a leading global provider of technology-enabled services for the legal, financial, real estate and other corporate markets. Prior to that, he served as Chief Marketing Officer of Paisley Consulting in Plymouth, Minn. Prior to Paisley Consulting, Mr. Levinsohn served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Alliances for HighJump Software, a 3M Company. He received a B.S. in business administration from the Carlson School of Management and Economics at the University of Minnesota and subsequently worked as a management consultant for private equity and venture capital firms. He has also completed the Strategic Management Program at Harvard University.
Mr. Lieberman, age 36, is the Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners, a principal investment firm, and has been with the Company since 1998. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Management Consultant at McKinsey and Company, where he focused on strategic and operational issues in the financial services, technology, and consumer products industries. He holds dual degrees in Systems Engineering and Finance with honors from the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Engineering and the Wharton School of Business, respectively.
Scott L. Morris
Mr. Morris, age 53, has been Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Avista Corp. since January 2008. Mr. Morris also serves as Chairman of the Board of Ecova He is a graduate of Gonzaga University and received his master's degree from Gonzaga in organizational leadership. He also attended the Stanford Business School Financial Management Program and the Kidder Peabody School of Financial Management. Mr. Morris serves on the Boards of the Washington Roundtable, Greater Spokane Incorporated, ReliOn, Inc., Gonzaga University, the Western Energy Institute, Edison Electric Institute and American Gas Association, and the
Federal Reserve Bank. He has served on a number of Spokane non-profit and economic development Boards.