Dave Brown

Plant General Manager

Dave Brown was named Plant General Manager in April 2018 after serving as the System Engineering Manager. He joined Energy Northwest as a Mechanical Engineer in February 1993.  Dave worked in Engineering in various capacities until entering the Initial License Operator program as a Senior Reactor Operator candidate in July 1997.  Dave obtained his Senior Reactor Operator license in November 1998.  He maintained an active SRO license until April 2009.

Dave worked in Operations as a Control Room Supervisor, Shift Manager and Assistant Operations Manager until 2008 when he was promoted to the Operations Manager position.  Dave served as the Operations Manager from January 2008 until August 2012, the Planning, Scheduling and Outage Manager from August 2012 until August 2015 and the System Engineering Manager from August 2015 to April 2018.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University. He has a SRO license for Columbia Generating Station and is a licensed Professional Engineer with the State of Washington. 

Energy Northwest is a joint operating agency serving the needs of public power by providing reliable, low-cost electricity while promoting public power activities in the region.  It has received numerous awards and recognition for its hiring of veterans, employee philanthropy and community service.  Energy Northwest was also recognized by the Association of Washington Business as the “2016 Employer of the Year” for its innovative job retention, creation and compensation plans that foster a thriving work environment.