Board Members

Frank J. Reida

Frank J. Reida

Esq., PE, LEED AP
Chairman

Mr. Reida was originally appointed to the Board on April 26, 2012. He was appointed to a second term and was confirmed by the Legislature on May 28, 2015. His term of office will end January 1, 2019. 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. Since 2013, Mr. Reida has been engaged in the commissioning of critical-infrastructure mechanical systems used in large-scale data processing facilities.

Mr. Reida’s civic involvement includes three-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.

Dennis Grennan

Dennis Grennan

Board Member

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 December 31, 2021. 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.

Chuck Hutchison

Chuck Hutchison

Board Member

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.

Greg Moen

Greg Moen

Board Member

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 laypersons. 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 the Maintenance andEngineering Manager for NuCor Steel in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Mr. Moen's civic involvement includes chairman of the Board of Administration for Christ the Servant Church, past church president, and Sunday school teacher.

Rick A. Morehouse

Rick A. Morehouse, CPA, CFP®

Board Member

Mr. Morehouse was appointed by Governor Heineman and was confirmed during a Special Legislative Session on November 10, 2009. He took office on January 2, 2010. He was appointed to a second term and was confirmed by the Legislature on January 30, 2014. His current term will expire on January 1, 2018. He is the Board’s designated accountant member. Mr. Morehouse previously served as a member of the Power Review Board from 1994 to 2004. He lives in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Mr. Morehouse graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1974. He subsequently obtained a Management Development Certificate, also from the University of Nebraska. He has also earned a Certificate of Educational Achievement in Personal Financial Planning from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has achieved the designation of Certified Financial Planner®.

Mr. Morehouse started his financial career in public accounting, becoming a partner in a regional CPA firm. He currently serves as president and manager of the Platte Valley Investment Center, Inc. He has been providing financial guidance to both business and individual clients since 1975.

An active member of his community, Mr. Morehouse has served as chairman and director of the Regional West Foundation, treasurer and director of the West Nebraska Blood Center, president and director of the Scottsbluff-Gering United Chamber of Commerce, president and director of the Scottsbluff-Gering United Way, director and treasurer of the Riverside Zoological Society, member of the Regional West Center Finance Committee, director for the West Nebraska Arts Center, and member of various community task forces relating to economics and community development.

Staff

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.

Rebecca Hallgren

Rebecca Hallgren

Business Manager

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.

Sara Birkett

Sara Birkett

Paralegal

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.