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Avista Names New District Manager for St. Maries

Nov. 10, 2011:  Avista Utilities has named Larry Hager district manager for St. Maries, Idaho. In his new role, Hager is overseeing project coordination and community involvement on behalf of Avista in the St. Maries area.
 
Hager has been with Avista since 2007, joining the company as the network and telecommunications manager. He most recently served as a customer project coordinator in Spokane.
 
“Larry brings a solid background in leadership and engineering, coupled with a strong desire for community involvement,” said Jason Thackston, vice president of transmission and distribution operations for Avista Utilities. “Larry is already demonstrating his leadership in managing our operations in the St. Maries area.”
 
Hager graduated from Minnesota State University with a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering technology and received a master’s degree in business administration from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. He has over 20 years of service to the Air National Guard, serving since 2005 as a member of the Washington Air National Guard.
 
“I’m very excited to be serving customers in the St. Maries community and surrounding area as and I look forward to being an active and involved member of the community,” Hager said.
 
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 358,000 customers and natural gas to 317,000 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 Ecova, an energy and sustainability management company with more than 500 multi-site commercial and utility customers, representing more than 450,000 sites. Our stock is traded under the ticker symbol “AVA.” For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.

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