John Francisco

John brings over 26 years of experience, 23 of those in a utility, working on all facets of the utility industry. Areas of expertise include regulatory framework development and compliance, financing and financial issues, strategic leadership and organizational planning.


Resources and Planning Director

Blake Weathers

Blake brings twenty years of experience working on transmission and power supply issues. Areas of expertise include: developing strategic resource plans, non-federal resource investigations, resource procurement, transmission acquisition, and BPA policy and procedures.

Office Administrator

Ellyn Groves

Ellyn brings over 10 years of experience in bookkeeping, human resources and office management. She specializes in process improvement, standard development, human resources and accounting.


General Counsel

Zabyn Towner

Zabyn comes to NRU with more than a decade of Northwest energy industry legal experience. His expertise includes administrative law, complex appellate litigation, and contract negotiation and drafting, all with a Bonneville-specific focus.