Management Team

Joe Griffith

Joe Griffith

General Manager

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Phone: (907) 761-9212

Joe Griffith supervises MEA’s daily operations and advises the Board of Directors on a broad range of issues. Joe came to Alaska in 1982 to command the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing at Elmendorf Air Force Base. After retiring, he spent five years in local government and then joined Chugach Electric Association where he moved up to CEO in 2002. After leaving Chugach Electric, he worked as an energy consultant and commercial pilot in Alaska. He joined MEA as general manager in 2009. Joe has also been the CEO of the Alaska Railbelt Cooperative Transmission and Electric Company, or ARCTEC, since 2011. Joe is a past Chairman of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Commonwealth North, United Way, Anchorage Opera and the Anchorage Museum Association.

“It is a pleasure to serve as MEA’s general manager. I am honored that the Board selected me to assist the co-op through the upcoming transition,” ~ Joe Griffith.

“I am immensely proud of my highly capable senior staff. They work tirelessly on behalf of every MEA member to ensure safe, reliable, sustainable and affordable electric power. The leadership that they provide to our employees is irreplaceable. ” ~ Joe Griffith

Matt Reisterer

Matt Reisterer

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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Phone: (907) 761-9260

Gary Kuhn

Gary Kuhn

Director of Engineering

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Phone: (907) 761-9284

Tony Zellers

Tony Zellers

Director of Power Supply

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Phone: (907) 761-9268

Heidi Kelley

Heidi Kelley

Director of Human Resources

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Phone: (907) 761-9219

Julie Estey

Julie Estey

Director of Public Relations

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Phone: (907) 761-9215

Stan Halfacre

Stan Halfacre

Chief Information Officer

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Phone: (907) 761-9441

Eddie Taunton

Eddie Taunton

Director of Operations

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Phone: (907) 761-9310

Tony Izzo

Tony Izzo

Fuel Supply Manager

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Phone: (907) 761-9366

David Pease

David Pease

In-House Counsel

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Phone: (907) 761-9275

Dawn Baham

Dawn Baham

Executive Assistant

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Phone: (907) 761-9285