Our Team

Meet the passionate and deeply committed PECI team.

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Tim Miller

Interim Executive Director

Tim’s 30 years in leadership roles bring broad experience to his work at PECI. For the last 16 years, Tim has been 100% focused on sustainability and energy, serving as CEO and COO of Enhabit for eight years, providing strategic consulting for dozens of organizations, and launching his own clean tech startup. Previously, he helped grow Citysearch.com, and gained high-performance leadership experience through five years at Intel. 

Tim serves on the board of Forth, which advances electric and smart transportation, and is the board president of Climate Solutions, the Northwest’s leading climate policy organization. He earned an MBA with honors and a BA with honors in economics, both from Stanford University. 

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Phil Welker

Senior Advisor

Phil has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, 20 of them with PECI. He excels in leading product development teams that pursue innovative approaches to energy resource management and providing education that results in long-term transformation of energy use practices.

Phil sits on the board of directors of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council and the Seattle Smart Building Center. His experience includes the role of energy policy analyst at Northwest Power and Conservation Council and energy division chief at Idaho Department of Water and Resources. He holds a BA in economics from Boise State University.

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Micha Ramsey

Senior Product Manager

Micha’s diverse experience includes custom hardware development for advanced sensors, research and development for NASA and engineering management for solar materials manufacturing in the photovoltaics industry. With over 20 years of experience, she excels in project portfolio management, leading cross-functional teams, strategic planning, budget management and developing fact-based, data-driven solutions to diverse business challenges. In her role as senior product manager at PECI, she brings her passion for creating innovations that improve peoples’ lives in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.

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Jeff Cole

Senior Product Manager

Jeff has been working to improve building energy performance and increase the use of renewable energy resources for 40 years, developing and implementing programs for utilities and regional nonprofits and managing energy and green building projects for developers and owners. He has held management positions in utility subsidiaries and nonprofits, and for 25 years prior to joining PECI, he led his own consulting firm.

Jeff serves as the board president of Portland’s Community Energy Project and is a former member of the Regional Technical Forum. He has an MBA from the University of Washington and an MFA in drawing from Southern Illinois University.

Board of Directors

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John P. Ashworth

President | Member Since 1992

For over 35 years, John has advocated for clients nationwide in complex environmental and business disputes and has counseled clients on environmental issues in business and real estate transactions. In 2018, John retired as a partner at Kell, Alterman & Runstein, LLP; he remains affiliated with the firm to provide strategic advice and consulting on environmental issues and serves other attorneys as an expert witness. He holds a JD from New York University School of Law and a BA with distinction from Stanford University.

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Amanda Potter

Vice President | Member Since 2002

In her current position overseeing Energy Trust of Oregon’s Agriculture and Industry teams, Amanda combines expertise in the technical aspects of energy efficiency with excellent problem-solving and management skills. Her previous experience includes senior roles with CLEAResult and PECI. She holds a BS in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a Master’s of Engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France.

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Stephen Eichenlaub

Treasurer | Member Since 2011

Stephen is currently COO at M-SIX Technology, a software startup focused on improving productivity and efficiency in the construction and operation of complex mega-projects, such as international airports. Steve is active in the Portland startup community and serves on multiple advisory boards. He holds a BS in electrical and nuclear engineering from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Jeff Allen

Member Since 2016

The executive director of Forth, Jeff’s executive career spans more than two decades and includes work with a variety of nonprofits. His environmental policy experience includes working with European nonprofit environmental groups including the Center for Clean Air Policy, the Environmental Law Institute and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Jeff holds an MPP from Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a BA from the University of Michigan.

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John Audley

Member Since 2017

John consults with businesses, governments and NGOs on rural economic development issues. ​John has served on the board of The Climate Trust and Sustainable Northwest Wood and serves on a variety of state government advisory boards. He holds an MA in political science from the University of Arizona, an MIM from Thunderbird School of International Business Management, and a PhD in political economy from the University of Maryland.

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Bill Edmonds

Member Since 2017

Bill has worked as an environmental consultant, a state regulatory staffer and a utility company director. He is now the director of environmental policy and sustainability at NW Natural. Bill is a board member of the Community Cycling Center and former board member of the Oregon Environmental Council, Earth Advantage and The Climate Trust. He holds a BA in political science from Williams College and an MA in public policy from UC Berkeley.

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Nancy J. Hamilton

Member Since 2018

Nancy’s 20 years of experience includes serving as chief of staff to Mayor Tom Potter and leading workforce and economic development efforts for Governor Ted Kulongoski. Her current consulting practice focuses on public process efforts, government affairs, and economic development as it relates to carbon reduction and energy efficiency. She holds a BS in communication from Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.

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Susan Anderson

Member Since 2018

Susan is the CEO of Urban Confluence, a consulting firm focused on the nexus among climate, clean energy, jobs and equity. For ten years, she was the director of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, responsible for land use planning and design, zoning, climate, energy and environmental issues. She developed the first local Climate Action Plan in the U.S. in the mid-90s. ​Susan holds Bachelor’s degrees in economics and environmental science from UC Santa Barbara and an MA in urban and regional planning from the University of Oregon.