HOUSTON–Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome Northrim Bank as its newest affiliate member. Northrim is highly engaged in the Alaska economy, both as a respected banking and financial institution, and providing economics education to public officials, the public at large, and civic and business organizations.  Energy production and consumption in Alaska are a lynchpin to the functioning of the local economy.  Joe Beedle, Northrim’s President, serves on CEA Alaska’s Advisory Board.

CEA Alaska Executive Director Steve Pratt welcomes Northrim into affiliation with CEA – “Northrim’s community engagement on the economic factors impacting Alaska’s energy consuming and producing sectors is unparalleled in the state.  We are extremely excited to partner with their team in educating and advocating for responsible energy policies that can move the state and country forward in terms of energy and national security.”

As a community bank, Northrim is a reflection of the Alaska economy.  We are tireless advocates for economic development and energy is a critical industry for Alaska,” said Northrim President and CEO Joe Beedle.

The partnership promises to bring renewed energy to CEA Alaska’s mission as the authoritative voice of the Alaska energy consumer.  “We are delighted to add to our membership community stalwarts like Northrim.  Working together, we can help our economy take on the significant energy challenges facing policy makers,” noted Steve Pratt.