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.
Mr. Grennan was appointed to the Board on January 17, 2014, and was confirmed by the Legislature on February 18, 2014. He was appointed to a second term and confirmed on January 25, 2018. His current term will end on January 1, 2022. He is the Board's designated engineer member. Mr. Grennan graduated from the Kansas State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1971. He has also attended executive courses in nuclear plant operations and utility business at MIT and the University of Michigan.
He worked for the Nebraska Public Power District for 32 years, holding senior management positions in generation, transmission, distribution, and customer services and contracts. He joined HDR, Inc., an engineering firm headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2003. He works in the power division, providing consulting services in all areas of the utility business.
Mr. Grennan lives in Columbus, Nebraska, where he serves on the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Board and chairs the Transportation Committee. He is active in the St. Bonaventure Parish, Elks Country Club, and several other organizations. He and his wife Coni have three children and nine grandchildren, and stay active in their many activities. He enjoys golf, swimming, and the outdoors in general.
Mr. Hutchison was originally appointed to the Power Review Board on May 10, 2017, and confirmed by the Legislature on May 23, 2017. His current term of office will expire on January 1, 2021. He is one of the Board's two designated lay members. Mr. Hutchison lives in Bellevue, Nebraska.
Mr. Hutchison served in the Navy for 25 years; first as a nuclear-trained submarine officer and later supporting overseas contingency operations from U.S. Cyber Command. He currently leads the Studies and Analysis branch at U.S. Strategic Command where he is responsible for providing scientific and technical analysis to support capability advocacy strategies.
Mr. Hutchison is a graduate of California State University at Northridge, where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also received a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Mr. Hutchison has been involved in the Bellevue community for over 20 years. He is a local real estate investor, serves as the chair of a Sanitation Improvement District, president of a condominium association, participated in the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce leadership program, and worked in youth ministry at his church for over 10 years.
Mr. Moen was appointed to the Board on March 13, 2017 and confirmed by the Legislature on April 20, 2017. His term of office will end January 1, 2021. He is one of the Board's two designated lay members. 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.
Elizabeth A. Loutzenhiser
Elizabeth A. Loutzenhiser, CPA, MBA
Ms. Loutzenhiser was appointed by Governor Ricketts on September 19, 2019. She assumed office as an acting Board member on March 9, 2020. She was confirmed by the Legislature on August 12, 2020. Her term will expire on January 1, 2022. She is the Board’s designated accountant member. She lives in Gering, Nebraska. Ms. Loutzenhiser graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies in 1996. She subsequently earned her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska in 2005. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Nebraska Society of CPAs, and the Government Finance Officers Association. She is a graduate of the Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Nebraska program, as well as the Leadership Scottsbluff program.
Since 2015 Ms. Loutzenhiser has been the Director of Finance for the City of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Prior to that she was appointed to a term on the Scottsbluff city council, and was reelected to a second term. Ms. Loutzenhiser is past president of Leadership Scottsbluff, and served on the Boards of Directors for the Scottsbluff-Gering Chamber of Commerce, the Twin Cities Development Association, and Friends of the Scottsbluff Library. She is also an International Exchange Coordinator for the EF (Education First) High School Exchange Program.
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.