IDACORP and Idaho Power Officers
Darrel T. Anderson
Darrel Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IDACORP and Idaho Power, assumed these roles in May 2014 and January 2014, respectively.
He was appointed to the IDACORP and Idaho Power boards of directors in September 2013. In connection with this appointment, he refocused a portion of his time and attention to a number of Idaho Power’s operational matters and strategic, policy and governance elements.
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 boards of the St. Alphonsus Health System and the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.
Steven R. Keen
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. Buckham
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. Malmen
Jeff Malmen was named Senior Vice President of 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 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.
Patrick A. Harrington
Pat Harrington, Corporate Secretary for IDACORP and Idaho Power, assumed these roles in March 2007.
Harrington has worked as an attorney at Idaho Power since 1986, focusing in the areas of real estate, corporate finance, corporate governance and subsidiary activities.
Harrington received his undergraduate degree in 1982 and juris doctor degree in 1985 from the University of Idaho.
Idaho Power Officers
Lisa A. Grow
Lisa Grow assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Idaho Power on March 1, 2017. Prior to this position, she was Senior Vice President of Operations for Idaho Power since January 2016.
Grow has also served as Senior Vice President of Power Supply, overseeing operations and maintenance of the generation fleet, power plant engineering and construction, environmental affairs, water management, power supply planning, sustainability and wholesale electricity and gas operations.
She 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, and she assumed the role of Vice President of Power Supply in 2009.
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 involved in a number of industry groups, currently or previously serving on various committees and boards associated with the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Northwest Power Pool (NWPP), National Hydro Association, and Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee. She is also a current member of the University of Idaho Foundation Board and the College of Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Idaho and past member of the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at Boise State University. She also serves on the Board of the Idaho Chapter of the American Heart Association.
Jeff S. Glenn
Jeff S. Glenn was named Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Information Officer in June 2018. Glenn joined Idaho Power in January 2016 as the Vice President of Information Technology and was named the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer in May 2016.
Prior to Idaho Power, Glenn was Vice President of Technology Operations for Verizon Digital Media Services and EdgeCast networks in Santa Monica, Calif.
He brings to Idaho Power more than 26 years experience in information technology, global networking, IT security, finance, process improvement, system implementation and audit.
Previously, Glenn worked as an IT Director for AccountNow Inc., as an auditor and audit manager at Arthur Andersen and Co., and in several controller, strategic planning and supply chain roles with Weyerhaeuser/Trus Joist.
Glenn graduated from Boise State University with a BBA in Accounting.
Tess R. Park
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.
N. Vern Porter
Vern Porter assumed the role of Vice President of Transmission and 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 of Idaho Power since April 2015.
In December 2013, Porter was appointed to lead a company-wide safety initiative as to transform the safety culture and work with all business units to improve safety for employees and the public.
Porter joined Idaho Power in 1989 after starting his career in 1986 with Pacific Gas and Electric Company. In October 2009, Porter was named VP of Delivery Engineering and Construction. Porter has held a variety of other positions within the company, including:
High voltage transmission engineer
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.
Adam J. Richins
Adam J. Richins, Vice President of Customer Operations and Business Development, assumed his role on March 1. In his new role, Richins will oversee Customer Operations, Business Development, and Customer Relations and Energy Efficiency.
Richins has been with Idaho Power since 2011, when he joined the company as Senior Counsel in the Legal department. He has served as Idaho Power’s General Manager of Customer Operations Engineering and Construction since January 2014. Previously, Richins worked at the law firm of 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.
He was the recipient of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Mountain States Outstanding New Corporate Counsel Award in 2013; designated a “Leader in the Law” in the Idaho Business Review’s first annual legal award ceremony; and named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers prior to joining Idaho Power.
Tim E. Tatum
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.