Marchelle Watson

TLT (Thought Leadership Team) Director

Marchelle Watson has over twenty-five years of experience in the energy industry. At present she manages the Transmission Commercial Systems division at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). She is responsible for the system management for BPA’s transmission scheduling operations.  This includes reservation processing and analytical support for the long term and short term transmission marketing for electric utility customers throughout the Pacific Northwest.   She has led a wide range of strategic and operational efforts focusing on operational excellence, process improvement, root cause analysis and organizational change.   

With expertise in navigating change, leading through uncertainty, and reading an evolving environment, Marchelle’s success relies on opening her mind to the possibilities that the future holds, and seizing opportunites to meet new challenges. Prior to her role in the Transmission Business unit, Marchelle was the director of Strategy Execution leading process improvement efforts and LEAN projects for BPA’s major strategic initiatives.

Ms. Watson is a 22 year military veteran who has participated in operational and humanitarian assistance missions throughout the world.  She is a certified practitioner of the Prosci Change Management methodology, and a holds a LEAN practitioners certificate.  She is a graduate of Portland State University with degrees in Political Science and Urban Studies and Planning. 

A native of Portland, Oreson Marchelle is passionate about helping out in her community, devoting her time to her three kids, and enjoying her outdoor hobbies:  golfing, skiing and running.