Dave Markham - Powering Central Oregon

Cascade Views Podcast

Sep 7 2022 • 24 mins

Dave Markham has worked at Central Electric Cooperative for 25 years with 16 of those years as the President/CEO.  He has 38 years of electric utility industry experience.

For 25 years he has advocated for the treasure of the Northwest, the carbon free, renewable, low cost, federal hydropower system.  He has also testified three times in Washington D.C. in front of Congress about the significant delays electric utilities experience when requesting permits from federal land agencies to conduct routine maintenance and mitigate against wildfires.  Following several years of effort, federal legislation was passed to hold the federal land agencies accountable for delays.

He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Southern Oregon University and a Masters of Business Administration from Colorado State University. He has lived in Bend for 32 years and has been married to his wife Danelle for 38 years and has three children and three grandchildren.