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Avista Names New District Manager for St. Maries

: Avista Utilities has named Lamont Miles district manager for St. Maries, Idaho, effective June 29, 2010.  In his new role, Miles will oversee project coordination and community involvement on behalf of Avista in the St. Maries area.

 Miles has been with Avista since 2003, joining the company as an engineer. Since then, he has been a member of the company’s global information system (GIS) group, worked in the transmission and operations areas, and briefly served as the operations manager in Avista’s Othello, Wash., office. For the past five years, Miles has coordinated Avista’s 80- employee Meals on Wheels volunteer delivery program.


“Lamont brings a solid background in leadership and engineering, coupled with a strong desire for community involvement,” said Don Kopczynski, vice president of transmission and distribution operations for Avista Utilities. “We believe he will be a great leader for our operations in St. Maries.”


Miles graduated from Gonzaga University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering.


“I’m very excited to serve the St. Maries community and surrounding area as an employee of Avista. I’m committed to customer service and I look forward to being an active and involved member of the community,” Miles said.


Miles and his wife have three small daughters and are in the process of relocating to the St. Maries area from Spokane.


Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides electric service to 356,000 customers and natural gas to 316,000 customers. Our service territory covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.5 million. Avista’s primary, non-regulated subsidiary is Advantage IQ. Our stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com

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