Meet Our Team

At Southwest Public Power District we have a team of 27 full-time employees here to give you the best in service whether it is out in the field or at our home office. Dedicated to serve you by providing excellent customer service and reliable electrical needs..

Our Mission: To be a leader in providing safe, low cost, reliable energy and other services to meet our customer's needs now and in the future.

Colyn Suda

General Manager

Colyn has been with SWPPD since 2002.

Gary Hanken

System Engineer

Employed at SWPPD since 1986, Gary is in charge of Engineering. He can answer all your Load Management and various operational questions.

Jeannie Kressin

Office Manager

Employed at SWPPD since 1997, Jeannie is the Office Manager/Accountant. Any questions regarding accounts payable and insurance can be directed to her.

Colyn Suda

Customer Service Manager

Employed at SWPPD since 2002, Colyn is in Consumer accounts and can help with all your billing and customer service needs.

Jim Dyer

Operations Manager

Employed at SWPPD since 2000, Jim is the field supervisor in charge of operations personnel and fleet.

Palisade Employees

Byron Alberts - Fleet Support
Marlene Bedore - Consumer Accounts Clerk
Graeme Burton - Apprentice Lineman
Tate Coss - Apprentice Lineman
Richard Durham - Electronics Technician
Christy Helberg - Materials Clerk
Cameron Higgins - Journeyman Lineman
Riley Loop - Apprentice Lineman
Owen Madden - Journeyman Lineman
Marty Mandl - Engineering Technician 
Brock McChesney - Apprentice Lineman
Derek Poe - IT Administrator
Dunncan Rogers - Apprentice Lineman
Lori Rousselle - Operations Clerk
Skyler Sutherland - Electronics Technician
Melissa Sydow - Accounting Clerk
Karen Walgren - Consumer Accounts Clerk
Jeff Weerheim - Journeyman Lineman
Shad Wiese - Staking Tech
Cash Yearous - Apprentice Lineman       


Benkelman Employees

Hugh Anderson - Crew Chief
Morgan Burrell - Apprentice Lineman
Trae Latta - Apprentice Lineman
Kirk Potthoff - Area Foreman