Annette Elg Appointed to Boards of Directors

BOISE, Idaho — IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE:IDA) announced following the Feb. 8 meeting of its board of directors the appointment of Annette G. Elg to serve on the boards of directors of both IDACORP and Idaho Power Company.

Elg served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the J.R. Simplot Company from August 2002 until her retirement in December 2016. She joined Simplot, one of the nation’s largest agribusiness companies, in 1989 and held various positions during her 27-year career, including Vice President and Corporate Controller and Vice President and Controller for the Food Group. Prior to her tenure at Simplot, Elg spent 10 years with the Boise office of Arthur Andersen LLP, where she served clients in a variety of industries. Elg was named to the board of directors of Cascade Bancorp in July 2014, where she serves on the Audit and Governance and Nominating Committees.

A 1978 graduate of the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics, Elg also has completed the Executive Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Idaho, and a member of the Idaho Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

“Annette’s comprehensive background in business and deep Idaho roots make her an excellent addition to our boards,” said Robert Tinstman, Chairman of the IDACORP and Idaho Power boards. “Her knowledge of agribusiness and finance will make her a strong, valuable participant on the boards.”

IDACORP President and Chief Executive Officer Darrel Anderson added, “The extensive management experience Annette brings to our boards will be a great benefit to our companies. Having spent many years at another Idaho institution, the J.R. Simplot Company, she has an impressive understanding of not just business issues in our state and service area, but of the people we serve.”

An Idaho native, Elg is dedicated to community service and has served on the boards of Ballet Idaho, the Boise Art Museum, Boise Philharmonic Foundation and the Idaho Community Foundation. She currently sits on the President’s Advisory Council for the University of Idaho and is Chair of the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics Advisory Board. She was recognized for her contributions to the University and the State of Idaho with the University of Idaho Alumni Association’s Silver and Gold Award in 2012.

About IDACORP, Inc.
IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Boise, Idaho-based and formed in 1998, is a holding company comprised of Idaho Power, a regulated electric utility; IDACORP Financial, a holder of affordable housing projects and other real estate investments; and Ida-West Energy, an operator of small hydroelectric generation projects that satisfy the requirements of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978. IDACORP’s origins lie with Idaho Power and operations beginning in 1916. Today, Idaho Power employs approximately 2,000 people to serve a 24,000-square-mile service area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s more than 530,000 residential, business and agricultural customers pay some of the nation’s lowest prices for electricity. To learn more about Idaho Power or IDACORP, visit or

Stephanie McCurdy
Communication Specialist
Idaho Power