Eric Eriksen, PE, is vice president of T&D for Alaska Electric Light & Power, an Avista Utilities Corp. In his 20-year career, he has worked on such projects as the Taku Inlet submarine cable and cruise ship shore power. He served as project manager for the Snettisham avalanche-repair and -mitigation projects. He holds BSEE and MBA degrees from the University of Alaska. Eriksen has volunteered as president of the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Alaska professional licensure board for architects, engineers and land surveyors, and the Alaska Emerging Energy Technology Fund advisory board. One of his favorite pastimes is being an Alaskan bush pilot.