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Ecova Names Jana Schmidt Senior Vice President of Sales
Twenty-year sales and marketing veteran to lead national sales and client management teams

November 10, 2011—Ecova, the total energy and sustainability management company that helps companies see more, save more and sustain more, today announced that it has hired Jana Schmidt as the senior vice president of sales. Schmidt will be responsible for leading the Ecova sales and client management teams to drive revenue growth for Ecova by delivering results on saving resources for clients.
 
“Jana brings a tremendous depth of experience in sales and marketing,” said Jeff Heggedahl, CEO, Ecova. “Her experience and market focus on clients and results, as well as her appreciation and development of the people with whom she works, will offer great value to our clients and the Ecova team.”
 
Schmidt joins Ecova from Harland Clarke Corp. where she served as the executive vice president of sales and marketing. In that role, she led a national sales and client management organization that provided innovative, market-driven solutions to over 11,000 clients in the financial services industry.
 
“I look forward to being part of such an innovative and exciting company,” said Schmidt. “Ecova offers companies the ability to find gold in green, and I’m eager to leverage my experience to help our clients positively impact their bottom lines and our world.”
 
In addition to her role at Ecova, Schmidt sits on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Georgia, and the board of the OFC Venture Challenge for Minority Entrepreneurship Education. The National Diversity Council named her as one of 2010’s Most Powerful and Influential Women of Georgia.
 
About Ecova 
Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see more, save more and sustain more for our clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, we provide fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is the largest non-regulated subsidiary of Avista Corp, NYSE: AVA. www.ecova.com. ecova.com, on LinkedIn at http://linkd.in/EcovaInc, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.For more information, visit the company’s website at

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