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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: Avista Corporation      Project: ColumbiaGrid     
Avista Corporation

"In ColumbiaGrid, we now have the ability to resolve the three fundamental transmission questions: What transmission facilities should be built? Who should build them? Who should pay for them? With ColumbiaGrid's independent staff and process to resolve disputes, we can answer these questions effectively and in a timely fashion to facilitate our region's new resource development needs."
~~ Jeff Schlect, Manager, Transmission Services, Avista