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School of Business
MBA, Marylhurst University
John is a project manager with Portland General Electric, focused on special projects and educational classes on the topics of energy efficiency, smart grid and renewable energy systems. He has more than 40 years of electric utility industry experience in areas such as distribution field operations, corporate planning and budgeting, information technology, ethics and compliance, and marketing program management.
In addition to teaching at Marylhurst, John is an instructor at Clackamas Community College as part of the Energy & Resource Management two-year degree program.
- Principal at McLain & Company, providing educational consulting services for instruction and curriculum design for both physical classrooms as well as virtual e-learning classrooms
- Utility Management Certificate from Willamette University
- Executive Management Certificate from University of Oregon
- Teaches SUS 542 (Renewable Energies) and MGT 501E (Principles of Sustainable Management)