Angela Walz, Public Affairs, 509-377-4010
Angela Smith, Public Affairs, 509-377-4154
RICHLAND, Wash. – The Energy Northwest Executive Board elected officers at their public meeting today in Portland.
Sid Morrison of Zillah will continue in his role as chair of the board; Jack Janda of Shelton will continue to serve as vice chair; Lori Sanders of Kennewick will continue as board secretary; and Dave Remington of Spokane was elected as assistant secretary. All will serve one-year terms effective July 1.
Morrison has served on the executive board since 2001. He is also the chair for the board of trustees at Central Washington University and the chair for the Yakima Basin Storage Alliance. A former legislator, Morrison served in the Washington state House of Representatives from 1966-1974, the Washington state Senate from 1974-1980 and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1980-1992. He was appointed Secretary of Transportation by the Washington Transportation Commission in 1993 and served in that capacity until retiring from state service in 2001.
Janda has served on the executive board since 2005 and on the Mason County Public Utility District 1 board of commissioners since 2001. While serving on the Mason PUD commission, he represented the utility with the Washington Public Utility District Association, and has served on the WPUDA board as secretary/treasurer, vice president and president.
Sanders has served on the executive board since 2010, and on the Benton County Public Utility District board of commissioners since 2005. She was elected secretary of the executive board in 2013, and currently serves as vice president of the Benton PUD board. Sanders is the owner and president of Energy Incentives Inc., a consulting firm on conservation and renewables.
Remington has served on the executive board since his appointment by Gov. Gary Locke in December 2004, he was re-appointed by Gov. Christine Gregoire in 2009 and by Gov. Jay Inslee in 2013. He is retired from Itron Inc. in Spokane, where he was senior vice president and chief financial officer; and was responsible for accounting, tax, finance, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Remington has more than 35 years of experience in corporate finance, treasury and investment banking services.
The executive board has 11 members; five elected from the board of directors, three appointed by the board of directors from outside Energy Northwest and the remaining three appointed by the governor of Washington. The executive board sets the policies that govern the operations of the organization.
Editor’s note: Portraits of officers available at: http://www.energy-northwest.com/who/executive_board/index.php
About Energy Northwest:
Energy 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 plant. 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 operating 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.