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Published: April 21, 2011

Board promotes Patrick Damiano to VP

At the April 20, 2011 ColumbiaGrid Board of Directors meeting, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Patrick Damiano to the position of Vice President of the corporation.
This move was made at the recommendation of Jon Kaake, ColumbiaGrid President, in order to strengthen the company’s management team, especially in the area of new projects and services development.
Patrick has 24 years of experience in the electric utility business, having worked at several NW utilities and subsidiaries and as an independent industry consultant. His experience includes leadership, power system planning and operations, energy trading and marketing, and resource acquisition. He had previously provided consulting services to ColumbiaGrid for several years prior to taking a permanent management position with the company earlier this spring.


Member: Seattle City Light      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Seattle City Light

"ColumbiaGrid plays an important leadership role with the Northwest's public and private utilities and the Bonneville Power Administration. It allows for critical collaboration that benefits all our customers. As a member of Columbia Grid, Seattle receives a direct benefit from working together to address the issues that threaten the safe and reliable operation of our regional electric system in an environmentally sustainable manner."
~~ Jorge Carrasco, Superintendent, Seattle City Light