BOISE, Idaho – Following its February 8 board of directors’ meeting, Idaho Power Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Richins to Vice President of Customer Operations and Business Development, effective March 1. In his new role, Richins will oversee Customer Operations, Business Development, and Customer Relations and Energy Efficiency.
Richins has served as General Manager of Customer Operations Engineering and Construction since January 2014. He has been with Idaho Power since 2011, when he joined the company as Senior Counsel in the Legal department.
“Customer satisfaction and business development are top priorities for our company, and Adam has demonstrated an ability to work effectively with customers, helping to enhance the customer experience and support the company’s brand,” said Idaho Power and IDACORP President and Chief Executive Officer Darrel Anderson. “I am confident his demonstrated leadership in engineering, construction and process improvement will help make him successful in his new role.”
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. He earned his law degree from the University of Washington. Richins graduated from Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2016.
At the February meeting, the board also approved current Vice President of Customer Operations Vern Porter’s change to become Vice President of Transmission and Distribution Engineering and Construction and Chief Safety Officer, also effective March 1. This change takes advantage of Porter’s almost 30 years of experience in all areas of operations and provides added emphasis on the company’s continued pursuit of a strong safety culture.
Additionally, two officer title changes were approved by the board. Lisa Grow, the company’s Senior Vice President of Operations, will be Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Brian Buckham, the company’s Vice President and General Counsel, will be Senior Vice President and General Counsel, both effective March 1. These changes are intended to better reflect the scope and level of responsibilities in their respective areas.
“These changes within our executive leadership team position us well for the future from both an organizational and succession planning perspective,” added Anderson.
About Idaho Power:
Idaho Power, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and locally operated since 1916, is an electric utility that employs more than 2,000 people who serve more than 530,000 customers throughout a 24,000-square-mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its diverse generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest rates for electricity. IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Idaho Power’s independent publicly traded parent company, is also headquartered in Boise, Idaho. To learn more, visit idahopower.com or idacorpinc.com.