Speaker Dawn Marcelle will share her story about the Enron scandal, the energy task force and the war in Iraq

Oct. 16, 2004

Lacey, Wash. - The Saint Martin's College Donkey Democrat Club will host whistleblower Dawn Marcelle, a former employee of Rodi Power Systems, Inc., who will speak about the links she witnessed between Enron, the energy task force and the current War in Iraq. Her talk will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the college’s Student Union Building, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. The public is invited to attend and take part in a night of discussion. The event is free.

Marcelle, now an area resident, was an employee of Rodi Power Systems Inc. during the 2001 Enron scandal. Her company, described by Marcelle as an “off-the-balance-sheet” partner of Enron, was founded in Washington state and later headquartered in Abbeville, La. Its headquarters in Louisiana was the site for numerous secret meetings and visits involving high-ranking political officials, executives of Enron and other companies, members of the Saudi royal family and members of the Energy Task Force.

Hired by Rodi as a mechanical designer for a production line project that never materialized, Marcelle was moved by the company from Washington state to its new Abbeville site. While there, she began overhearing conversations that troubled her and witnessing peculiar incidents. Most troubling was the shooting death of ex-Enron Vice President Cliff Baxter, who she’d befriended and who was murdered just before he was to speak with Congressional investigators.

Her story spans from Washington to Louisiana and back to Washington again. She says she is still trying to sort out the “good guys from the bad guys.”

For more information:
Deanna Partlow
Office of Communication
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu