Brent Petrie has worked in Alaska resource and utility management for over 34 years. From 1998 to 2013 he worked for Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) where he was the program manager for over 80 projects totaling over $200 million including 28 bulk fuel tank farm upgrades or replacements, 11 new diesel-fired power plants, four standby power plants, four recovered heat systems, 11 wind farms (34 total wind turbines), five village-to-village interties, and 18 other generation and distribution upgrades, including one solar array installed in 2012. He has been semi-retired since 2013 and periodically consults on energy project planning and conducts historical research and travel. Petrie has served as an elected member of the board of directors of the Utility Wind Interest Group, the Renewable and Distributed Generation Advisory Group of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Board of Commissioners for the Anchorage Water and Waste Water Utility. He has a master’s degree in Water Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Denver.