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BPA’s new HR officer is from 502nd Airbase Wing

Portland — The Bonneville Power Administration took two major steps in its efforts to rebuild and improve its human capital management function and ensure it has high performing compliance and governance functions.

First, Brian E. Carter, currently the Civilian/Human Resources Officer for the 502d Air Base Wing at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, will soon join BPA as its Human Resources Director.

Second, long-time BPA executive Greg Delwiche will temporarily leave his spot as BPA's senior vice president of Power Services to fill in as acting deputy administrator.

“These moves are very positive developments for BPA,” said Acting Administrator Elliot Mainzer. “Mr. Carter brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in federal hiring practices, which are vital to our efforts to establish a world class human capital management function. Greg brings many years of BPA knowledge and executive experience to the BPA front office, which also allows him continue to conduct a thorough review of our broader governance and compliance program that is already underway under his leadership.”

Carter, who will join BPA next month, currently leads a civilian human resources program that serves more than 12,000 federal employees at the Department of Defense's largest joint air base.

“I am excited about joining BPA and working with the Department of Energy and BPA teams to work through the challenges and opportunities during this critical rebuilding period for BPA's human capital program," said Carter.

Carter's career spans more than 20 years and includes the stints in the Air Force Reserves and the Arkansas National Guard. He is a licensed attorney, holds a Masters in Military Operational Arts and Sciences as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Delwiche has served as BPA's senior vice president of Power Services since June 2010. Prior to that, he served approximately six years as BPA's vice president for Environment, Fish and Wildlife.

"I come to the deputy position with the hope that my perspective and knowledge can help BPA move forward in successfully facing its challenges and getting healthy," said Delwiche.

Delwiche came to BPA in 1992 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a first-line manager in power and river operations planning. He became vice president of Generation Asset Management in 1999.

Delwiche holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering from the University of Florida and Oregon State University respectively.

BPA is a nonprofit federal agency that markets renewable hydropower from federal Columbia Basin dams, operates three-quarters of high-voltage transmission lines in the Northwest and funds one of the largest wildlife protection and restoration programs in the world. BPA and its partners have also saved enough electricity through energy efficiency projects to power four large American cities. For more information, contact us at 503-230-5131 or visit


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