Leadership

IDACORP and Idaho Power Officers

Darrel T. Anderson
President and Chief Executive Officer, IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power

Darrel Anderson assumed the roles of President and Chief Executive Officer of IDACORP and Idaho Power 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 these appointments, he refocused a portion of his time and attention on a number of Idaho Power's operational matters and strategic, policy and governance elements.

Anderson began working for Idaho Power in 1996, and has worked for IDACORP since its inception in 1998. 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 in Oregon (retired).

Anderson serves on the boards of the St. Alphonsus Health System and the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.

Jeffrey L. Malmen
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power

Jeff Malmen assumed the roles of Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for IDACORP and Idaho Power in April 2016 after serving as Vice President of Public affairs for IDACORP and Idaho Power since October 2008. Malmen joined the company in December 2007 as senior manager of Governmental Affairs.

Before joining Idaho Power, Malmen enjoyed a 21-year career in state and federal politics, most recently 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.

Steven R. Keen
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power

Steven Keen assumed the roles of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for IDACORP and Idaho Power in May 2014 and January 2014, respectively.

In 2010, Keen was named Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of IDACORP. Keen started his career at Idaho Power in 1982, and from 1995 through 2010 he held various officer positions for IDACORP subsidiaries.

Keen is a certified public accountant 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 and 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
Vice President and General Counsel, IDACORP and Idaho Power

Brian R. Buckham assumed the role of Vice President and General Counsel of IDACORP and Idaho Power on April 1, 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, Oregon 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.

Patrick A. Harrington
Corporate Secretary, IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power

Pat Harrington was appointed Corporate Secretary for IDACORP and Idaho Power in March 2007.

Harrington has worked as an attorney at Idaho Power since 1986, focusing on 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.

Ken Petersen
Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power

Ken Petersen assumed the roles of Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of IDACORP and Idaho Power in January 2014.

Peterson began his career at Idaho Power in November 1998. Prior to joining the company he worked for several well-known Idaho companies, including Blue Cross of Idaho and Trus Joist. Petersen has more than 20 years experience in financial, operational and strategic roles in small and large organizations.

Petersen is a licensed certified public accountant 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.

Idaho Power Officers

Jeff S. Glenn
Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Jeff S. Glenn was named Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer in May, 2016. 

Glenn joined Idaho Power in January 2016 as Vice President of Information Technology.

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.

Lisa A. Grow
Senior Vice President of Operations

Lisa Grow assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Operations for Idaho Power in October 2009. Her responsibilities include overseeing operations and maintenance of the generation fleet (including the jointly owned coal plants and Bridger coal mine), power plant engineering and construction, Environmental Affairs, Water Management, Power Supply Planning, Sustainability and wholesale electricity and gas operations.

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, and she assumed the role of Vice President of Operations in 2009, overseeing operations and maintenance of the company’s power plants, power plant engineering and construction, environmental affairs, water management, power supply planning, sustainability, and wholesale electricity and gas operations.

Grow graduated from the University of Idaho in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, and received a Master of Business Administration 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 a past member of the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at Boise State University. Grow also serves on the Board of the Idaho Chapter of the American Heart Association.

Lonnie G. Krawl
Senior Vice President of Administrative Services and Chief Human Resources Officer

Lonnie Krawl assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Administrative Services and Chief Human Resources Officer in May, 2016. 

Prior to that, Krawl was named Senior Vice President of Administrative Services and Chief Information Officer in January 2016. Krawl had served as Vice President of Human Resources, Administrative Services and Chief Information Officer since April 2015.

Krawl has also worked as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this role, he enhanced the Idaho Power Information Technology (IT) department’s customer focus, financial stewardship and leadership development, as well as ensured compliance and security across the IT function.

Krawl joined Idaho Power in 2006 as the Director of Human Resources and was appointed as the company’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer in 2013.

Given his leadership and broad expertise, his role was further expanded in April 2015, when he was promoted to the role of Vice President of Human Resources, Administrative Services, and Chief Information Officer.

Before joining Idaho Power, Krawl spent 20 years in the paper/chemical industry, including various leadership positions in manufacturing operations, total quality/process improvement, project management and numerous facets of human resources.

Krawl received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Idaho.

Tess R. Park
Vice President of Power Supply

Tess Park was named Vice President of Power Supply in November 2015. Park has held various positions during her 17-year career at Idaho Power, focusing on 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 more than 15 years in the nuclear industry as a reactor operator/plant operator.

Park received a Bachelor of Science in electric utility management from Bismarck State College in 2012, and a Master of Business Administration 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
Vice President of Customer Operations

Vern Porter assumed the role Vice President of Customer Operations of Idaho Power in April 2015. He now leads Customer Service & Regional Operations and Customer Operations Engineering & Construction, an organization of over 1,100 employees focused on exceptional service to customers.

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, system planner, technical operations engineer, energy trader, senior manager of Grid Operations, senior manager of 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 Tatum
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

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.

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