Tim Blodgett to speak at Northwestern Commencement May 8

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Tim Blodgett to speak at Northwestern Commencement May 8

April 26, 2010

Tim BlodgettStudents graduating from Northwestern Oklahoma State University will have the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Tim Blodgett, a 1989 graduate, during the Spring Commencement Ceremony set for Saturday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. on Ranger Field.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Percefull Fieldhouse.

The Lahoma native has held the positions of president and CEO of Hometown Connections, the utility services subsidiary of the American Public Power Association, since January 2001. He is responsible for Hometown’s overall efforts in delivering value to public power utilities. Blodgett also has worked with many public power utilities in the area of strategic consulting, and is a frequent guest speaker at industry forums across the country.

Prior to joining Hometown, he was the director of sales for en-able, an affiliate of KN Energy and PacifiCorp, where he assisted energy distribution companies with their customer care programs. He played a key role in the development and sales of Simple Choice, a broad residential package of products and services including energy and home services, infotainment and communications services.

Prior to the formation of en-able, Blodgett worked for KN Energy where he focused on the sale of energy and related services to local distribution companies. He also participated on the consumer services team that led the industry in becoming one of the first to promote consumer choice. The end result of this effort was the largest retail consumer choice program in the natural gas industry in 1996. Blodgett spent six years with Phillips Petroleum Company in various positions ranging from natural gas marketing to business development in exploration and production.

Blodgett holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern in business administration/management, and he was a member of the Ranger men’s basketball team from 1985 to 1989. He also has served as president of the Golden Applewood Youth Basketball Association. He and his wife Kristy reside in Golden, Colo., and have three children ranging in age from 12 to 22.