Regional leaders committed to finding solutions.

Mike Hart

many site contractors in support of several critical initiatives and supported the start-up of the Department's Office of Environmental Restoration. He is retired from the Idaho National Laboratory after 32 years of service. Richard has served on several State, national and international boards and commissions targeting improvements in workforce  preparation and safety. Richard holds a B.S. degree in Corporate Training (Nuclear Technology) and a graduate Engineering Certificate in Applied Nuclear Energy. He is a veteran of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and is currently the president and owner of Nuclear Infrastructure Associates.

Richard Holman

Steve Laflin is a founding member of the Partnership for Science and Technology and served as its first president. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Isotopes Inc., a publicly traded company he founded in 1996. Based in Idaho Falls, International Isotopes Inc. manufactures a range of radioisotopes and nuclear medicine related products.  He is a veteran of the U. S. Naval Nuclear submarine program, has a degree in Physics from Idaho State University, and has held engineering, management, and health physics positions in the nuclear industry.  

International Isotopes is an industry leader that is currently working towards construction of the nation’s first commercial depleted uranium and fluorine extraction processing facility near Hobbs, NM.

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Steve Laflin


Stephanie Walsh is the Owner and President of Walsh Engineering Services, PC.  Walsh Engineering is an Idaho-based full-service Architect/Engineer firm supplying services to government and industrial Clients.  Ms. Walsh is a licensed professional mechanical engineer with over 20 years of experience in engineering design, analysis and management.  She is a native Idahoan, a graduate of the University of Idaho, and a third-generation nuclear industry worker.

Stephanie Walsh

Jackie Flowers is the General Manager of Idaho Falls Power – a locally owned electric utility providing electric service to more than 26,000 metered customers in the City of Idaho Falls.  Flowers manages a staff of 65 employees and a $70 million budget.  In addition to providing electric service, the utility owns and maintains four hydropower plants along the Snake River in Idaho Falls, maintains nearly 450 miles of transmission & distribution lines, and manages the City’s dark fiber optic network.  Flowers joined the utility in July 2006 as the first female manager in the utility’s 113 year history.  Flowers, a Wyoming native, is a Registered Professional Engineer with a background in Civil Engineering and more than 20 years of experience, thirteen of which involve managing publicly owned utilities.

Flowers serves as the Governor Appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for the Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance representing public power interests in Idaho and is appointed to the Idaho Energy Resources Authority board.  She serves on the Northwest Public Power Association Board of Trustees and the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems Board of Directors.  Flowers is also a member of the American Public Power Association, Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association and Past-President for the Partnership for Science and Technology.  Additionally, she is currently serving as President of the Idaho Falls Rotary Club No. 1041. 

In 2010, the Partnership for Science and Technology awarded Flowers the Energy Advocate Award for exceptional leadership and devoted service to the advancement of energy initiatives.

Jackie Flowers

Bob Skinner is one of the founding members of PST and is currently serving as the organizations Vice-President.  Bob retired from the Idaho National Laboratory where he held management positions in radiation protection, waste management, safety and emergency preparedness.  He served in the United States Navy on submarines and is a retired Navy Captain.

He talks at schools and other organizations on nuclear related topics. He is also active in many Veteran Service Organizations.

Bob Skinner

Brad Frazee has lived in southeast Idaho for 30 years, and has first-hand working experience with facilities managed by the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and US Army Corps of Engineers.  He has managed operations and projects associated with nuclear and chemical facilities across the US and has safely completed the decommissioning of over 40 facilities. Brad has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and has worked for the North Wind Group for the past five years where he is the Chief Operating Officer.  North Wind has offices in ten states providing engineering, construction, and environmental services to commercial, state, and federal clients.

Brad Frazee

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Rebecca Casper

Michelle Holt currently serves as the President/CEO for the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce and Snake River Territory Convention & Visitors BureauPrior to joining the staff of the Chamber, Michelle spent 8 years as the Executive Director for Lost Rivers Economic Development Inc. serving Butte & South Custer Counties. In this role she worked as a liaison and advocate on behalf of the communities she represented to the INL, DOE and many other state & federal organizations. Michelle is Past President of both the Idaho Economic Development Association and Eastern Idaho Economic Development Partners. She is proud to be part of a family boasting three generations of INL employees and Butte County residents, a perspective she is happy to bring to her service with PST.

Michelle Holt

Ann Rydalch is a founding member of the Partnership for Science and Technology and helps coordinate the annual Energy Advocacy Awards program. She attended Ricks College, graduated from Idaho State University with a BA in Business Education with upper graduate work in  the field of broadcast journalism at the Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO. She taught at the high school and college level, and was active in Idaho Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women. She worked at the Idaho National Lab for 30 years including a 1 ½ year work detail at the Dept. of Energy-HQ in DC. She served in the Idaho State Legislature for 11 years – 7 years in the Senate and 4 years in the House, serving as chair or vice chair of various committees as well as a member of the Joint Finance & Appropriations Committee.

Ann Rydalch

Amy Lientz is the Director of Communications and Governmental Affairs for the Idaho National Laboratory with oversight of teams in Washington DC, Boise, and Idaho Falls. She provides leadership in public policy and public affairs in energy, national security, emergency communications, research, education, science, technology, and higher education. She has 20 years of expert project management leadership experience with over 40 projects and $60 million in environmental science, waste management, engineering, information management, and oversight of historical science museum. She has technical experience including conduction and direction in siting of major nuclear and energy facility facilities, waste management planning, preparing safety analysis and environmental reports, leading preliminary and detailed nuclear facility design activities, and interfacing with appropriate regulatory and public entities to meet project objectives. she holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Boise State University and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology from the University of Idaho.

Nicole Stricker

Kevin Poor

Jared Fuhriman

Tim Solomon

Erik Simpson

Jeff Thompson 

Steve Albiston

Robert Everhart

John Hoyrup