Brent Ridge joined Energy Northwest in 2002 and currently holds the position of Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial/Risk Officer. In this capacity, he is responsible for finance, treasury, enterprise risk management, asset management, human resources, supply chain, information services, government affairs and public affairs. He is also the Chairman of the Corporate Nuclear Safety Review Board for Columbia Generating Station.
Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Ridge was the asset manager, controller and chief risk officer. He was also the manager of Construction and Maintenance Services, responsible for nuclear plant modifications, outage and on-line major maintenance, facilities and commercial engineering.
Before joining Energy Northwest, Mr. Ridge was a manager for a construction company specializing in municipal water treatment plants, and industrial installations at U.S. military facilities.
Mr. Ridge is currently a member of the local March of Dimes and United Way Boards. He is a past member of the Tri-City Development Council Board of Directors and former Chairman of the Board of Columbia Industries.
Mr. Ridge holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho, and a master’s degree in business administration from Regis University. He also completed the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Utility Executive Course at the University of Idaho.