IDACORP announces changes to Idaho Power’s officer team

Published on September 26, 2019 by Kevin Randolph

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The Board of Directors of Idaho Power Company, the wholly-owned electric utility subsidiary of IDACORP, Inc., recently approved several changes to Idaho Power’s executive team, including promoting Lisa A. Grow to president of Idaho Power, effective Oct. 1.

Grow will continue to report to Darrel T. Anderson, who will remain CEO of Idaho Power and president and CEO of IDACORP, Inc.

“Lisa brings a tremendous level of leadership to this role and has a deep passion for our company,” Anderson said. “Her vast industry experience has been key during a time of unprecedented operational and financial success for Idaho Power and IDACORP. Lisa’s impact goes beyond our company, though. She serves on several boards for outside organizations, demonstrating her commitment to the communities we serve.”

The Board of Directors also named Adam J. Richins senior vice president and chief operating officer, effective Oct. 1.

Vern Porter, vice president of transmission and distribution engineering and construction and chief safety officer, announced his retirement effective Jan. 1, 2020.

“These changes are reflections of the remarkable careers Lisa, Adam, and Vern have had at Idaho Power,” Anderson said. “I am confident Lisa and Adam, who bring great value as skilled and exceptional leaders, will continue to help our company excel. I also extend a sincere thank you to Vern for his years of exceptional service, and his unwavering commitment to safety.”

The Board of Directors also named four new Idaho Power vice presidents, effective Oct. 1, including Ryan Adelman, vice president, transmission & distribution engineering and construction; Sarah E. Griffin, vice president of human resources; Bo Hanchey, vice president of customer operations and chief safety officer; and Debra Leithauser, vice president of corporate services and communications.

“These executive changes situate us well for the future, from both an organizational and leadership perspective,” Anderson said. “These talented individuals will help keep our company well-positioned to continue to grow amid a changing energy industry.”