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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: Tacoma Power      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Tacoma Power

"As a charter member of ColumbiaGrid, Tacoma Power has observed the benefits for its customers of regional transmission planning. Engaging in the ColumbiaGrid collaborative transmission planning process has fostered diverse and innovative solutions. This open process for identifying and resolving transmission challenges has delivered cost-effective reliability to our entire region."
~~ William A. Gaines, Director of Utilities