Council members serve by appointment from their governors. Two are appointed from each of the four Northwest states.
The terms of office of Council membership vary by state. Some serve three-year terms, others are more open-ended, depending on the governor and the state legislatures.
Henry Lorenzen, a third-generation dry land wheat farmer, is an attorney from Pendleton, Oregon, and was appointed to the Council to represent the state of Oregon in August, 2012.
Prior to joining the Council, he was a partner in the law firm of Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen & Hojem, LLP, and continues to serve the law firm on an “of counsel” basis. He is president of H&C Lorenzen Farm, Inc., a 4,000-acre eastern Oregon wheat farm.
Mr. Lorenzen is a past member of the boards of directors for the Oregon Historical Society and Oregon Public Broadcasting.
He has been a law clerk for Federal District Court Judge James M. Burns, an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the United States Department of Justice, a member of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a member and chair of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission. He has also served as a member and president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
In addition to being a member of the Oregon State Bar, Mr. Lorenzen is also a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer and a licensed Certified Water Rights Examiner in the state of Oregon.
He received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University, his MBA from Harvard University, and his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Booth, of Coeur d’Alene, was appointed to the Council in January of 2007 by Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter. He also serves as a member of the Governor’s cabinet.
Mr. Booth was elected Chair of the Council in 2008 and 2009, and has served as Chairman of the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Committee.
A resident of Idaho for 50 years, Bill is a former U.S. Air Force Officer and Senior Minerals Industry Executive in Environmental and Government Affairs. As an instructor for North Idaho College, he taught micro and macro economics, environmental economics and accounting. He has extensive experience negotiating state and federal settlement agreements and environmental permits in both the public and private sectors.
Mr. Booth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Idaho and is a Distinguished Military Graduate. He earned an MBA while serving in the Air Force.
In his spare time Bill enjoys exploring the Idaho back country, spending time with his family and seven grandchildren and is an avid fly fisherman. email@example.com
Jennifer Anders was appointed to the Council in January 2013 by Governor Steve Bullock. Ms. Anders worked closely with Governor Bullock during his 2009-2012 tenure as Montana’s Attorney General, tackling a number of high profile issues including energy development, water quality, climate change, public land management, and interstate water compact allocations. She has spent her entire professional career in public service, working for four separate Attorneys General in both the civil and criminal arena. Ms. Anders has a law degree from the University of Montana and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is an avid skier and dedicated practitioner of hapkido, tai chi and qigong. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Bradbury is one of Oregon's two representatives to the Council. He has long been involved in Oregon politics and environmental issues affecting the state. He has served as an elected official, both as Oregon's Secretary of State and as a member of the Oregon Senate, where he was Senate President. He directed the non-profit organization, For the Sake of the Salmon, during which he worked with Northwest Native American tribes; federal, state and local governments; and timber, agriculture and fishing interests. He travels around the state to present locally adapted information on global warming and was personally trained by Al Gore to give these presentations. email@example.com
Tom Karier was first appointed to the Council in 1998 and has served terms as the Council Chair and Chair of the Power Committee. He has also been a board member for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and co-chair of both the Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce and the Northwest Wind Integration Forum.
Prior to working with the Council, Karier was an associate dean at Eastern Washington University from 1995 to 1998 and professor of economics before 1995. During this time he also served as a Research Associate for the Jerome Levy Economics Institute in Annandale, New York. He is the author of three books, Intellectual Capital (Cambridge University Press), Great Experiments in American Economic Policy (Praeger), Beyond Competition (M.E. Sharpe), a dozen journal articles, and many more reports and Op/Ed articles.
Karier earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley with a major field in energy and natural resource economics. His bachelor's degree is in both physics and economics from the University of Illinois. firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Rockefeller was appointed on July 1, 2011 by Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire, at the conclusion of the 2011 Legislative Session.
Phil received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his law degree from Harvard. His previous work includes service in the U.S. Air Force, federal employment with the U.S. House of Representatives, and various federal agencies in the Pacific Northwest, as well as four years as assistant to former Governor John Spellman. Prior to his appointment to the Council he served 13 years in the Washington State Legislature where he chaired the Senate Environment, Water & Energy Committee. Among his legislative accomplishments are the 2007 bill creating the Puget Sound Partnership, a unique State agency dedicated to the protection and recovery of Puget Sound and its tributary watersheds; and legislation enacted in 2011 which transitions Washington State from coal-based power production at the TransAlta facility in Centralia. He has also been one of the strongest advocates of renewable energy investment, fish and wildlife protection, and development of state and local adaptation strategies to address impacts of climate change. email@example.com
Pat Smith was appointed to the Council in January 2013 by Governor Steve Bullock. Before his appointment to the Council, Smith practiced Indian law in Montana for 30 years, including as an in-house attorney for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes from 1984 to1994.
His private practice in Missoula focused on state-tribal agreements, natural resource law, water rights, and economic development issues. With the Salish and Kootenai Tribes he worked on similar issues and also the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project, federal Indian law matters, voting rights, and electric utility law as in-house counsel for Mission Valley Power, the tribes’ electric utility.
Mr. Smith was raised in Billings and on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, where his family operates a wheat farm. He and his wife, Michelle Stearns, live in Arlee. He is an enrolled member of the Assiniboine Tribe.
Mr. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Montana. His law degree also is from the University of Montana. His political experience includes serving on the Montana Redistricting Commission from 2009 to 2013. firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in Rupert, Idaho and raised in the Magic Valley of Southern Idaho where he learned and applied knowledge of water, agriculture and natural resources.
Jim graduated from the College of Southern Idaho in 1968 with an Associate of Arts Degree and then Boise State in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education.
Elected in 1972 to the Idaho State Senate at age 24, the youngest Idaho Senator/Legislator ever elected and served two terms.
Owned and operated a dairy distributorship for a number of years in Wendell, Idaho and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 10 years. In 1988 he was named Assistant Public Affairs Director for the Idaho Farm Bureau and in 1991 was promoted to Public Affairs Director. In 1995 he worked for a time for the Northwest Power and Planning Council.
Governor Batt appointed Jim as his Natural Resources Senior Policy Advisor. He was retained by Governor Kempthorne from 1999-2006. He was retained by Governor Risch for his term. In 2007 Governor Otter retained Jim until the appointment to the Council in October. email@example.com