EN honored as AWB Employer of the Year 12/5/2016 Rollup Image Page ContentAnna Markham, Public Affairs, 509-377-8162 The Association of Washington Business named Energy Northwest as Employer of the Year during a black tie ceremony in Seattle this week honoring business leaders across the state. The other finalists for the award were Phillips 66 in Ferndale, and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman. CEO Mark Reddemann accepted the award on behalf of the entire EN team. “We have a focus on selecting, developing and retaining the right people, and I believe this award certainly reflects those efforts,” Reddemann said. “This award also acknowledges the importance of promoting workforce diversity through hiring programs, such as internships and veteran hiring. “As a 24/7 operation, I especially want to thank the family members of our workforce for their understanding and support,” Reddemann said. The Employer of the Year award recognizes an employer who has implemented innovative job retention, creation and compensation plans that foster a thriving work environment. The AWB also recognized Energy Northwest’s outreach to students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “Many of our team members volunteer in the community,” Reddemann said. “They demonstrate our commitment to inspiring and supporting the next generation of workers who will develop the energy technologies of tomorrow, and who will create the jobs that drive our economy. “I’m very proud to be a part of the Energy Northwest team,” he said. About Energy NorthwestEnergy Northwest develops, owns and operates a diverse mix of electricity generating resources, including hydro, solar and wind projects – and the Northwest’s only nuclear power facility. These projects provide enough reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible energy to power more than a million homes each year, and that carbon-free electricity is provided at the cost of generation. As a Washington state, joint action agency, Energy Northwest comprises 27 public power member utilities from across the state serving more than 1.5 million ratepayers. The agency continually explores new generation projects to meet its members’ needs.