Odette Bolano Appointed to Idaho Power and IDACORP Board of Directors

09 / 17 / 2020

Bolano brings proven executive leadership and a strong community focus to the company's board.

BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 16, 2020 — IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE:IDA) announced the appointment of Odette Bolano to serve on the board of directors of IDACORP and Idaho Power Company, effective today.

Bolano is President and CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System, where she provides executive leadership and strategic and operational oversight for a five-hospital system across Idaho and Oregon. Prior to this role, from December 2015 to 2018, she served as President of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Before joining Saint Alphonsus, Bolano served as Senior Vice President of Kaiser Permanente – East Bay in Oakland, California, and in other senior executive positions with healthcare systems in Texas and Arizona.

“Odette is a tremendously respected business and community leader,” said Lisa Grow, IDACORP and Idaho Power President and Chief Executive Officer. “For a company like ours, which is so committed to the communities we serve, we believe Odette is an excellent fit for our board.”

Bolano received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University and Master's in Administration of Healthcare Services from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

“Odette’s vision for Saint Alphonsus during these extraordinary times is a testament to the strategic, innovative leader that she is,” said Richard Dahl, Chairman of the Board of IDACORP and Idaho Power. “We are so pleased to have her join us and add another local voice to our board.” 

Bolano also serves as a board member of the Idaho Hospital Association, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Boise Valley Economic Partnership, Idaho Business for Education, Boise State University Foundation, and Boise State University College of Health Sciences. She is an active member of the Carol Emmott Fellowship Board, a national organization committed to mentoring exceptional healthcare women leaders, helping them achieve their highest potential and influence as leaders in healthcare.

“Idaho Power has such a rich history in our community, and I’m honored to join the board of such a respected local company,” said Bolano. “Like healthcare, the future success of the energy industry depends on innovation and caring for our customers—and I’m excited to help guide that future for Idaho Power.”

Background Information

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. Idaho Power began operations in 1916 and employs approximately 2,000 people to serve a 24,000-square-mile service area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. Idaho Power’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2045 builds on its long history as a clean-energy leader providing reliable service at affordable prices. With 17 low-cost hydropower projects at the core of its diverse energy mix, Idaho Power’s more than 570,000 residential, business, and agricultural customers pay among the nation's lowest prices for electricity. To learn more about IDACORP or Idaho Power, visit www.idacorpinc.com or www.idahopower.com.

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