Darrel T. AndersonPresident and Chief Executive Officer, IDACORP, Inc. and CEO of Idaho Power
Darrel Anderson has been President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IDACORP and CEO of Idaho Power since 2014.
He was appointed to the IDACORP and Idaho Power boards of directors in September 2013.
Anderson began working for Idaho Power in 1996 and for IDACORP since its inception in 1998. Since then, his positions with the company have included Controller, Vice President of Finance, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President of Administration.
Anderson graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance and completed the Harvard Graduate School of Business Advanced Management Program. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Oregon (retired).
Anderson serves on the board of the St. Alphonsus Health System.
Steven R. KeenSenior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power
Steven Keen, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for IDACORP and Idaho Power, assumed these roles in May 2014 and January 2014, respectively.
Keen started his career at Idaho Power in 1982. In 2010, Keen was named Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of IDACORP. From 1995 through 2010, Keen held various officer positions for IDACORP subsidiaries.
Keen is a certified public accountant (CPA), licensed in the State of Idaho. He graduated with high honors in 1981 from Idaho State University in Pocatello with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting.
Keen is the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Idaho Housing and Finance Association as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Idaho Tax Foundation. He is past president of the Board of Directors and a current member of the Idaho Society of CPAs (ISCPA). He was named the “Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry for 1999” by the ISCPA. In addition, Keen is a past president of the Board of Governors of the Affordable Housing Investor’s Council and past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho.
Brian R. BuckhamSenior Vice President and General Counsel, IDACORP and Idaho Power
Brian R. Buckham assumed the role of Senior Vice President and General Counsel for IDACORP and Idaho Power on March 1, 2017.
Prior to this appointment he served as Vice President and General Counsel of IDACORP and Idaho Power since April 2016.
Since joining Idaho Power in 2010, Buckham has held the roles of corporate counsel, senior counsel, and lead counsel. In his time with Idaho Power, Buckham’s areas of practice have included securities, finance, corporate governance, and commercial transactions, as well as areas such as corporate communications, investor relations, environmental matters and corporate security. Previously, Buckham was an attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Portland, Ore., and at Greenberg Traurig LLP in Phoenix, where his practice focused on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and commercial transactions.
An Idaho native, Buckham holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Idaho, a Master of Business Administration from Gonzaga University and a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Idaho College of Law.
Buckham is the recipient of the Idaho Business Review’s Leaders in Law award and Accomplished Under 40 award. Buckham is a member of the Board of Directors of the Idaho Botanical Garden and is a member of the Governing Council of the Idaho State Bar Business and Corporate Law Section.
Jeffrey L. MalmenSenior Vice President, Public Affairs, IDACORP Inc. and Idaho Power
Jeff Malmen was named Senior Vice President, Public Affairs for IDACORP and Idaho Power in April 2016.
Malmen joined the company in December 2007 as senior manager of Governmental Affairs. He was named Vice President of Public Affairs for IDACORP and Idaho Power in October 2008.
Before joining Idaho Power, Malmen enjoyed a 21-year career in state and federal politics, most recently serving as chief of staff for Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter. He held the same position for Idaho Gov. Phil Batt and was administrator of the Division of Financial Management for Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne. Malmen also served as chief of staff and in other key leadership positions for a number of Idaho congressmen and senators, both in the state and in Washington, D.C.
Malmen is a member of the board of directors for the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry and the Idaho Mining Association. He’s also a member of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies Industry Advisory Board, Associated Oregon Industries and the St. Alphonsus Health System Community Leadership Council.
Ken PetersenVice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power
Ken Petersen, Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of IDACORP and Idaho Power, assumed these roles in January 2014.
Peterson began his career at Idaho Power in November 1998. Prior to joining Idaho Power, he worked for several well-known Idaho companies, including Blue Cross of Idaho and Trus Joist. Petersen has more than 20 years of experience in a number of financial, operational and strategic roles within small and large organizations.
Petersen is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer information systems from Boise State University. He also earned his Master of Business Administration from Boise State, graduating with honors. Additionally, he is a graduate of the University of Idaho’s Public Utility Executive course and Boise State’s Management and Supervisory Series.
Lisa Grow assumed the role of President in October 2019. Prior to this position, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Idaho Power since March 2017. Grow has also served as Senior Vice President of Operations and, prior to that, Senior Vice President of Power Supply.
Grow began her career at Idaho Power in 1987 and held many engineering positions before moving into management. This broad background allowed her to gain valuable experience in many areas of the company. In 2005, Grow was named Vice President of Delivery Engineering and Operations.
Grow graduated from the University of Idaho in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Boise State University in 2008.
Grow is a leader in her field and involved in a number of industry groups, currently or previously serving on various committees and boards associated with the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Northwest Power Pool, National Hydropower Association, Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee and the Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee.
Grow was on the advisory committee of, and presented at the University of Idaho’s Energy Executive Course (formerly UEC), an internationally-recognized training program for industry executives worldwide. She also serves on the university’s Foundation Board and is a past member of the advisory boards for the University of Idaho College of Engineering and the Boise State College of Engineering.
She served on the board of the Idaho division of the American Heart Association and currently serves on the St. Luke’s Health System Board of Directors. She is also a Hope Society Member of the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.
Adam J. RichinsSenior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Idaho Power
Adam J. Richins was named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Idaho Power in October 2019. Prior to that, Richins served as Vice President of Customer Operations and Business Development since March 2017. In this role, he oversaw teams dedicated to customer satisfaction and supporting the company’s brand. Since joining Idaho Power in 2011, Richins previously held the positions of Senior Counsel and General Manager of Customer Operations Engineering and Construction.
Before joining Idaho Power, Richins worked as an engineer and project manager on large construction projects and as an attorney at Stoel Rives, where he litigated complex business disputes and negotiated multi-million-dollar commercial transactions. Richins also clerked for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as an engineer on large construction projects, including airports and schools.
Richins holds two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in mathematics from the University of Puget Sound and a second in civil engineering from Columbia University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He earned his law degree from the University of Washington with high honors. Richins graduated from Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2016.
Richins serves on the boards for the Boise School Foundation and the Boise Chamber.
Ryan N. AdelmanVice President, Transmission & Distribution Engineering and Construction, Idaho Power
Adelman was named Vice President, Transmission & Distribution Engineering and Construction in October 2019. Prior to that, he served as the Regional Manager for Idaho Power’s Southeast Region.
Adelman started his career with Idaho Power in 2004 and has held numerous leadership positions in different business units including Power Production and Project Management. He was the project manager for Idaho Power’s Langley Gulch Power Plant, commissioned in 2012. Before coming to Idaho Power, Adelman consulted as a licensed civil engineer in Idaho and Oregon.
Adelman graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He received his Master of Business Administration from Boise State University in 2018. He completed the University of Idaho’s Energy Executive Course in 2019.
Sarah E. GriffinVice President, Human Resources, Idaho Power
Sarah E. Griffin was named Vice President, Human Resources in October 2019. Previously, she was Human Resources Director and Human Resources Manager for Idaho Power. She oversees all aspects of Human Resources, including compensation, benefits, employee relations, diversity, talent and organizational development, employee engagement and succession planning.
Griffin has been in Human Resources since 1995 and with Idaho Power since 2007. Prior to Idaho Power, Griffin worked in various human resources roles at Boise Cascade, Delta Dental of Idaho, Thoratec Corporation and NPS Pharmaceuticals.
Griffin has her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Utah and her Master of Business Administration degree from Boise State University.
In February 2017, Gov. Butch Otter appointed Griffin to the Idaho Personnel Commission. She also serves on various councils promoting workforce development and a diverse talent pipeline in Idaho.
Bo HancheyVice President, Customer Operations and Chief Safety Officer, Idaho Power
Bo Hanchey assumed the role of Vice President, Customer Operations and Chief Safety Officer in October 2019. Hanchey oversees teams dedicated to customer satisfaction and operational construction and maintenance at Idaho Power. He is responsible for leading the safety culture for the employees, business units and the communities that Idaho Power serves. Prior to this position, he served as the company’s Customer Service Senior Manager.
Hanchey began working for Idaho Power in 1997 at the company’s Twin Falls Operations Center. Throughout his 22 years with Idaho Power, Hanchey has held various positions including Materials Handler, Apprentice Lineman, Lineman, Foreman, Field Services Leader, Area Manager, Regional Operations Manager, Regional Manager and Customer Service Senior Manager.
Hanchey is a graduate of Bismarck State College, earning an Associate Degree in Applied Science in electric power technology. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with Bismarck State College.
Debra LeithauserVice President, Corporate Services and Communications, Idaho Power
Leithauser was named Vice President, Corporate Services and Communications in October 2019. She started her career at Idaho Power as Director of Corporate Communications in 2017, after a long career in media.
Before joining Idaho Power, Leithauser was the President and Publisher of the Idaho Statesman, overseeing all news, advertising, distribution, production and financial matters. She previously ran two other media companies, a newspaper in Pennsylvania and a news service in Washington, D.C. She was a Pulitzer Prize judge in 2014. For almost a decade, Leithauser was a journalist at The Washington Post, where she was the top editor for a variety of sections, including the award-winning Washington Post Magazine.
Leithauser graduated from the University of Florida with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science in journalism. She was named a distinguished alumna in journalism in 2013.
Leithauser serves on several boards including the United Way of Treasure Valley, the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, and Together Treasure Valley, a community initiative she launched after moving to Boise in 2015.
Tess R. ParkVice President, Power Supply, Idaho Power
Tess Park assumed her current role in January 2016. Park has held various positions since she started working at Idaho Power in 1998, including grid and power supply operations, system planning, and dispatch.
Prior to joining Idaho Power, Park served in the United States Navy as an electronics tech, and attended the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School. She also spent over 15 years in the nuclear industry as a reactor operator/plant operator.
Park received a Bachelor of Science degree in electric utility management from Bismarck State College in 2012 and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boise State University in 2014.
Park currently serves on the NuScale Power advisory board and an electric energy imbalance market advisory committee. She has previously served on Peak Reliability Corporation’s Member advisory committee, the Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) market committee and the NWPP operating committee. She has also served as Idaho Power’s Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) representative, broadening her expertise in the regional power markets.
Vern Porter announced his retirement from Idaho Power in October 2019, effective December 31, 2019. Porter assumed the role of Vice President of Transmission & Distribution Engineering and Construction and Chief Safety Officer for Idaho Power on March 1, 2017. Prior to this appointment, he worked as Vice President of Customer Operations since April 2015.
Porter joined Idaho Power in 1989 after starting his career in 1986 with Pacific Gas and Electric Company. In October 2009, Porter was named Vice President of Delivery Engineering and Construction. Porter has held a variety of other positions within the company, including various engineering roles, System Planner, Energy Trader, Senior Manager of Grid Operations and Customer Service, and General Manager of Power Production.
Porter is a graduate of Brigham Young University, earning his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1985 and Master of Science in 1986. He also received his Executive Master of Business Administration from Boise State University in 2013.
Porter serves on the Idaho Technology Council Board of Trustees and on the Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America Ore-Ida Council.
Tim E. TatumVice President, Regulatory Affairs, Idaho Power
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Tim Tatum assumed his role on March 1, 2016. In his position Tatum is responsible for the management of economic regulatory activities in both the Idaho and Oregon retail jurisdictions and with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Tatum began his career with Idaho Power in 1996 in the company’s Customer Service department. He spent six years there before assuming the role of economic analyst supporting the implementation of Idaho Power’s energy efficiency programs.
In 2004 he joined the Regulatory Affairs department as a regulatory analyst, and has served as a company witness in numerous regulatory proceedings relating to revenue requirements and rate design as well as the company’s energy efficiency program activities.
Tatum was promoted to cost of service manager in 2008. In that role he was responsible for the company’s revenue requirement determinations and other cost of service studies used to support the ratemaking process. In 2015, Tatum was promoted to general manager of regulatory affairs where his responsibilities broadened to include rate design, integrated resource planning and matters related to power purchases under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA.
Tatum holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in economics and Master of Business Administration from Boise State University. He completed the University of Idaho Utility Executive Course in 2012 and is currently on the faculty for that course.