Oregon Public Utility Commission
Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Tawney honed her skills as an expert on electric utility business models, state regulation, clean energy development, and large customer buying strategies for World Resources Institute (WRI). For the last five years, she led WRI’s Electricity Initiative in the U.S., developing new business and regulatory models for companies in the power sector. Commissioner Tawney has gained expertise on the constraints and interests driving both utilities and their customers, a knowledge that is useful as a commissioner.
Commissioner Tawney holds a Master’s of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from George Fox University in business and computer science.