New member brings vast financial background to Energy Trust board

New member brings vast financial background to Energy Trust board

Thelma Fleming is the first Southwest Washington resident to join Energy Trust’s board of directors 

Fleming, who lives in Vancouver, joined the board in July. She is a vice president and risk compliance audit professional with U.S. Bank in Portland. In addition, she volunteers with Financial Beginnings Oregon, which offers financial literacy seminars to all ages.  

Fleming was selected in part for her vast experience with financial examinations and insight. Along with Energy Trust’s strategic direction and policies, the board of directors sets the organization’s annual budgets.  

“I look forward to assisting Energy Trust as it fulfills its core mission of helping customers and communities reduce their energy costs and realize additional benefits of saving energy and using renewable resources,” Fleming said.  

“Given the board’s oversight role and the importance of managing ratepayer funds responsibly, I believe my experience and skills in finance and accounting will be beneficial to the organization.”

In addition to serving electric and gas utility customers throughout Oregon, Energy Trust serves 86,000 households that are customers of NW Natural in Southwest Washington. 

Fleming fills the seat previously held by Lindsey Hardy, who stepped down in February after nearly seven years on the board. She is the third member to join the board in 2022.