Vice President of Government Affairs
Dan Pfeiffer is the Vice President of Government Affairs at Itron, a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. In that capacity, Mr. Pfeiffer is responsible for directing the companys regulatory and government affairs programs, setting strategy for federal legislation and state economic regulation, while serving as Itrons primary liaison with the Administration, Congress and state governments. Prior to joining Itron in October 2006, he was the policy advisor to the President of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission.
Mr. Pfeiffer was a founding member and past president of the Smart Meter Manufacturers Association of America. He has previously served as a Co-Chair of the GridWise Alliances Policy Committee and is a former Board Member and Vice President of the National Hydropower Association. Mr. Pfeiffer currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Center for Public Utilities at New Mexico State University and is a member of the NEMA Grid Modernization Leadership Council.
In 2010, along with Itrons CEO Mr. Pfeiffer had the honor of being invited to join President Obama in the Oval Office for a press conference highlighting Itrons stimulus-funded upgrades in its smart meter factory in South Carolina.
Prior to the Idaho PUC, Mr. Pfeiffer served as Vice President of Business Development for Balaton Power, a start-up firm developing fish passage technologies. Prior to Balaton, Mr. Pfeiffer spent 14 years at the Washington Water Power Company (aka Avista), the investor owned utility that founded Itron in 1977, where he served in a range of environmental, FERC licensing and government affairs capacities.
Mr. Pfeiffer earned his BS in fisheries science from the University of Idaho and an AS degree from Mansfield State College in Pennsylvania.