ColumbiaGrid has both corporate and program staff (e.g. transmission planning and development staff).  A President/Chief Executive Officer, a Vice President/Treasurer/Secretary, a Management Accountant, and a single Executive Administrative Assistant make up the corporate staff.  Additional staff positions comprise Planning and other ColumbiaGrid programs.

The Corporate Staff includes the corporations officers, management accounting, and administrative support.

The Planning Staff is responsible for carrying out ColumbiaGrid's regional transmission planning activities, including area coordination - as an Area Coordinator, described in the Planning and Expansion Functional Agreement (PEFA) and the Order 1000 Functional Agreement (Order 1000 FA).


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