Mr. Bobzien was appointed by Governor Steve Sisolak to
lead the Governor’s Office of Energy in January of 2019. Prior to this role, he
served for four years as the At-Large Council Member on the Reno City Council.
Because of his leadership on the Council, Reno took strong steps towards
increasing efficiency in building energy use and reducing the city’s carbon
emissions, including becoming the first city in Nevada to join the C40 Compact
of Mayors and the first city in Nevada to adopt a building energy efficiency
benchmarking ordinance. Prior to his time on the Reno City Council, Bobzien
served four terms as a legislator in the Nevada Assembly, where his work
included conservation and clean energy efforts. Mr. Bobzien received his B.A.
in Government & Politics from George Mason University and a Master of
Public Administration, with an emphasis in natural resources and public lands
policy, from Boise State University.
Jennifer L. Taylor, Esq.
Deputy Director, Intergovernmental Relations
Ms. Taylor was appointed
in January 2019 to support Governor Sisolak’s vision for Nevada’s clean energy
leadership and innovation. She served in 2016 as Vice Chair for the Clean
Energy Sources Technical Advisory Committee of the New Energy Industry Task
Force, providing recommendations to revise Nevada’s Integrated Resource
Planning to reduce customer exposure to fossil fuel price volatility and
potential costs of carbon. She was
appointed to the Governor’s Committee on Energy Choice, and as Chair of the
working group on Innovation and Technology in Renewable Energy Development. She served on the Las Vegas City Manager’s
Energy Advisory Committee and as executive director for the Clean Energy Project. She holds law licenses in Nevada, Washington,
California and Texas, and admitted before the District Court of Nevada, the
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. She represented
homeowners’ in one of Nevada’s largest perchloroethylene ground water
Mr. Fairman joined the Governor’s Office of Energy in July 2014. His focus is on various energy facilities and management programs, including electric transmission projects, electric imbalance markets, commercial retrofits, and energy management programs, including coordination among federal, state, and local agencies. He previously worked as a Project Manager in the Information Services Department of the Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy. He has 20 years of extensive energy and utility experience with Sierra Pacific Power Company (NV Energy) in various capacities, including Senior Engineer/Analyst, primarily with the Regulatory Affairs, and Natural Gas Purchasing/Transportation departments. Mr. Fairman holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno and a M.S. in Industrial Administration from Purdue University. He is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in California and a Nevada State Certified Contract Manager.
Ms. Wickham joined the Governor's Office of Energy in February 2015. As Program Manager she oversees the Renewable Energy Tax Abatement Program, Revolving Loans, DEAL and serves as a C-PACE resource for the State of Nevada. Prior to joining GOE, Ms. Wickham ran a paralegal business for 7 years, where she specialized in bankruptcy and served attorneys across the United States. She is a Certified Contract Manager and has expertise as an interpreter and document translation. She attended Western Nevada College and has an Associates Degree in Applied Science.
Mr. Brady joined the Governor's Office of Energy in April 2017 as its Energy Efficiency Specialist. He is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing Energy Office programs, including tracking energy use in state-owned buildings and promoting efforts aimed at reducing energy consumption throughout the state. He has previously worked at the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources as well as at the Oregon Department of Energy. He has a M.Sc. in Energy from the University of Auckland, and a B.S. from the University of Nevada, Reno in Computer Science. He is certified as a Building Analyst Professional by the Building Performance Institute.
Ms. Yochum joined the
Governor's Office of Energy in July 2016, where she initially served as
Administrative Assistant. In March 2017, she was promoted to Management
Analyst, and in April 2018 she was promoted to Energy Programs Manager and is
responsible for the oversight and administration of the Green Building Tax
Abatement program, IECC code adoption, and the HEROS program. Prior to joining
GOE, Ms. Yochum created, implemented and managed a back office production
center for an Escrow and Title company. Her background includes 20 years of
experience in residential and commercial title and escrow transactions,
employee development and management of an office.
Grants and Fiscal Manager
Mr. Glidewell joined the Governor's Office of Energy in July 2018. The Grants and Fiscal Manager is responsible for budget tracking and development, grants management and program support. Mr. Glidewell holds an MBA and has over 10 years of experience providing project management, grants management and fiscal support to a variety of programs.
Ms. Malloy joined the
Governor’s Office of Energy in July 2017 after her Administrative Assistant
assignment at the Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety and the
Nevada Highway Patrol. As the Administrative
Assistant, she facilitates all meetings for the Director, manages the front
office and the GOE’s internship program.
Her background includes 40 years of experience in administrative
support. In her spare time Ms. Malloy
enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering for the local