PLS Consulting, Inc. is honored to be chosen as a presenter for Succession Planning and Talent Management at the Midwest Energy Association 2012 Fall Executive Summit.

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PLS Consulting selected to present at the September 2012 Midwest Energy Association Fall Executive Summit

Portland, Ore., July 22, 2012 – From 1905 to today, Midwest Energy Association (MEA) continues to serve its members and utility companies around the globe with industry leading operations summits. Their Fall 2012 Executive Summit is no exception. It includes a power-packed lineup of presenters and will showcase a scheduled presentation on Succession Planning and Talent Management tailored specifically for the power and utility industries and their unique workforce challenges. Alan Lindsay, President/CEO of PLS Consulting, Inc. in Portland, Oregon, has over twenty-five years experience delivering successful talent management and human capital strategies, designed individually for power and utility companies across the U.S. In his session on Friday, September 21st at the Conrad Indianapolis hotel, he’ll offer today’s examples of best practice solutions that enable a consistent and focused approach to critical steps in Succession Planning, Workforce Analysis and all things Talent Management, meant to minimize risk to your operations and elevate your organization’s sustained productivity, safety and customer satisfaction.

Patrick Van Beek, MEA President, can’t wait for this year’s summit. “We’ve partnered with PLS on some training sessions and webinar learning events in the past. It will be great to have them here in Indianapolis to work with all of the participants at this year’s summit who have to get in front of some future workforce gaps and organizational planning needs now, but don’t know where or how to start.”

Kara Malmgren, MEA Executive Specialist, is thrilled with this year’s Fall Executive Summit program and thinks now, more than ever, Talent Management is a vital topic that requires all power and utility companies alike to invest in and re-focus on.

As power and utility leaders work to uncover new operational models, they must realize the need to select, train and develop employees that possess the skills to build and shape teams that will react to change, proactively drive change in today’s market and succeed in tomorrow’s industry landscape.

“I’m pleased such an esteemed association as the Midwest Energy Association would choose PLS to present at their 2012 Fall Summit. All of us at PLS like to take advantage of every opportunity to show key industry stakeholders how Succession Planning can deliver robust dividends to an organization’s productivity and bottom line,” says Mr. Lindsay. “I’m looking forward to meeting everyone in Indianapolis.”

For more information on Mr. Lindsay’s presentation, please contact Alan Lindsay via email at or call (503) 291-7825.

For more information about the Midwest Energy Association, visit the MEA web site or call Kara Malmgren at (651) 289-9600, ext. 11.

To register for the MEA 2012 Fall Executive Summit, visit the Executive Summit web site, or call Kara Malmgren at (651) 289-9600, ext. 11. 2012

Fall Executive Summit/Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Friday, September 21, 2012
The Conrad Indianapolis
50 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 713-5000


About PLS Consulting, Inc.

PLS provides the services that ensure your workforce aligns to your strategic vision. In any changing business landscape, PLS helps link employee acquisition, development and retention processes into one cohesive system. PLS provides the tools, methods and infrastructure critical to a sustainable workforce strategy capable of meeting both current and future business requirements. PLS’ approach is customer-centric with solutions tailored to the specific environment of the client. PLS is dedicated to delivering unanticipated quality with every engagement, through the development and delivery of systems that connect the Acquisition, Development and Retention of critically needed talent.


For more information about our services, or to learn how your organization can benefit from a partnership with PLS, please contact us via email at, or by phone at (800) 827-7576.