Frank J. Reida
Frank J. Reida
Esq., PE, LEED AP
Mr. Reida was originally appointed to the Board on April 26, 2012 to fill out the term of a member that resigned. He was appointed to a subsequent term and was confirmed by the Legislature on May 28, 2015. He was reappointed to a second full term and was confirmed by the Legislature on April 10, 2019. His term of office will end January 1, 2023. He is the Board’s designated attorney member. Mr. Reida lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
Mr. Reida received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1976. He received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1981, and his Juris Doctor degree, Summa Cum Laude, also from Creighton University in 1990.
Mr. Reida was Vice President for Customer Service and Chief Legal Officer for Energy Systems Company in Omaha, Nebraska, from 2005 through 2013. From 1977 to 1987 he worked for the Nebraska Public Power District, where his duties included engineering, management, and supervision of power plant facilities. Following law school, he was an attorney with the Baird Holm law firm from 1990 to 2005, practicing in the business, tax and regulatory areas of law. After 2013 he was engaged in the commissioning of critical-infrastructure mechanical systems used in large-scale data processing facilities. Since 2017 Mr. Reida has been the Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Commercial Plans Examiner for the Planning Department/Permits and Inspections Division of the City of Omaha.
Mr. Reida’s civic involvement includes a five-term membership on the Board of Engineers (Stationary Engineers) for the City of Omaha, former member of the Foundation Board for the Omaha Community Playhouse and the Board for the Joslyn Castle Trust, past Board member and President of Landmarks, Inc. (educates the public on the value of preserving architecturally significant structures), and past Director, Vice-President and pro bono Legal Counsel for the Nebraska Chorale Arts Society.
Ms. Gottschalk was appointed to the Board on August 30, 2022, and was confirmed by the Legislature on January 27, 2023. She took her oath of office on February 1, 2023. Her term will end on January 1, 2026. She is one of the Board's two lay members.
Ms. Gottschalk graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources -- Wildlife Management in 1985.
Ms. Gottschalk worked for the Nebraska Rural Electric Association from 1999 to 2021. From 1999-2001 she was editor of the Association's magazine and the Public Affairs Director. From 2001 to 2021 she was the Government Relations Director. From 1994 to 1999 she served as the legislative aide to Nebraska state senator Stan Schellpeper.
Ms. Gottschalk lives in Colon, Nebraska.
Mr. Hutchison was originally appointed to the Power Review Board on May 10, 2017, and confirmed by the Legislature on May 23, 2017. Governor Ricketts appointed him to a second term on January 2, 2021, and was confirmed by the Legislature on March 31, 2021. His current term of office will expire on January 1, 2025. He is one of the Board's two designated lay members. Mr. Hutchison lives in Bellevue, Nebraska.
Mr. Hutchison served in the Navy for 28 years; first as a nuclear-trained submarine officer and later supporting overseas contingency operations from U.S. Cyber Command. He leads the Advanced Warfare Implementation branch at the U.S. Strategic Command. His responsibilities include developing partnerships and obtaining funding for demonstrations and tests to accelerate fielding of warfighting capabilities.
Mr. Hutchison is a graduate of California State University at Northridge, where he received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He also received a M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Nebraska.
Mr. Hutchison has been involved in the Bellevue community for over 25 years. He is a local real estate investor and has served in various community leadership roles while supporting various ministries at his church.
Mr. Moen was originally appointed to the Board on March 13, 2017 and confirmed by the Legislature on April 20, 2017. Governor Ricketts appointed him to a second term on January 2, 2021, and he was confirmed by the Legislature on March 31, 2021. His current term of office will expire on January 1, 2025. He is the Board's designated engineer member. Mr. Moen lives in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Mr. Moen received his Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from South Dakota State University in 1990. He is currently an electrical engineer with NuCor Steel in Norfolk, Nebraska. In the past Mr. Moen has held various positions with NuCor Steel, including Maintenance Supervisor and Maintenance and Engineering Manager.
Mr. Moen's civic involvement includes chairman of the Board of Administration for Christ the Servant Church, past church president, and Sunday school teacher.
Bridget T. Peck
Bridget Troxel Peck, CPA, CCBIA
Mrs. Peck was appointed by Governor Ricketts on January 12, 2022. Her appointment was confirmed by the Legislature on February 28, 2022. Her term will expire on January 1, 2026. She is the Board’s designated accountant member. She lives in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Mrs. Peck graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in 1998. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Nebraska Society of CPAs. She is a graduate of the Leadership Scottsbluff program and was named the Nebraska Business and Professional Women Young Careerist in 2008.
Since 2015, Mrs. Peck has been the Director of Audit and Risk Management for Platte Valley Companies. She previously worked in risk management for Nationstar Mortgage and Lehman Brothers Bank after working in public accounting directly out of college. Mrs. Peck is the president of the St. Agnes Catholic School Foundation board of directors and a past president of Panhandle Business and Professional Women, Scotts Bluff Country Club, and The Doves Program. She is an active volunteer at her church, her children’s schools, and other community organizations.
Timothy J. Texel
Timothy J. Texel
Executive Director and General Counsel
Mr. Texel received his Bachelor of Arts degrees (with honors) in English and Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1988. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska in 1991.
From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Texel served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army with the 25th Infantry Division in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. For over one year he was assigned to the legal assistance office, assisting soldiers and their families with all civil legal issues. Then for approximately two years he was assigned to the trial defense service, in which he represented soldiers in administrative actions and Courts-Martial. From February 1995 to August 1998, Mr. Texel was an Assistant Attorney General with the Nebraska Department of Justice. While at the Attorney General's Office, he handled civil matters for twelve state agencies including trial and appellate level representation, review of new or amended regulations, drafting Attorney General Opinions, and general advice on all administrative or regulatory matters.
Mr. Texel was appointed by the Power Review Board as its Executive Director and General Counsel on August 17, 1998. He serves at the discretion of the Board.
Ms. Hallgren graduated with an Associate's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from the Southeast Community College in 2007. She began her employment with the Power Review Board at the beginning of 2012. Prior to becomming the Board's business manager, she was a budget officer with the Nebraska Real Estate Commission from 2007 to 2011.
Ms. Hallgren is responsible for the Board's payroll, accounting, utility assessments, office management and other related office functions, as assigned by the executive director or the Board.
Ms. Birkett is a 2005 graduate of HamiltonCollege, where she received an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences (A.A.S.), with honors, in Paralegal Studies. She also attended SoutheastCommunity Collegein Beatrice, Nebraska, where she received an Associate of Arts degree in 1991, studying Elementary Education.
Ms. Birkett began her paralegal duties with the Nebraska Power Review Board on June 21, 2006.