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Latisha Hill named senior vice president for Avista Development
Avista Corp. subsidiary focuses on economic vitality initiatives


SPOKANE, Wash. – June 15, 2016: Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA) today announced that Latisha Hill has been named senior vice president for Avista Development, a subsidiary of Spokane, Wash.-based Avista Corporation. Hill will focus on community economic development through optimizing strategic investments that leverage the strengths of local and regional partnerships.

“We are very excited to have Latisha join our team. Her unique skills and experience in community development, strategic planning and public policy will be key elements in our ongoing efforts to enhance the economic vitality of our community,” said Roger Woodworth, president of Avista Development. “As a complement to the active role Avista Utilities plays in supporting growth in the communities we serve, Avista Development extends our commitment to service in ways that favorably transform the economic forces that shape where we live, learn, play and work.”

Hill joined Avista in 2005 as a special projects coordinator. She has held positions as regional research and project manager, and regional business manager. Most recently Hill served as manager of consulting and analytics in Avista’s human resources department. Prior to joining Avista, Hill was the neighborhood network service lead for Kiemle & Hagood and worked in business development at AHANA.          

Hill is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a master’s degree in urban and regional planning. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications-public relations from Washington State University.

About Avista Development

Avista Development, a non-utility subsidiary of Avista Corp., seeks to profitably invest retained earnings in local real estate, businesses and other assets that strategically leverage the strengths of local and regional partnerships, enhance the economic vitality of Avista’s utility service areas and further Avista’s commitment to deliver shared value to those we serve.

About Avista

Avista Corp., incorporated in 1889 and based in Spokane, Wash., is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses. Avista Utilities is the operating division that provides electric service to 375,000 customers and natural gas to 335,000 customers. Its service territory covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.6 million. Alaska Energy and Resources Company is an Avista subsidiary that provides retail electric service in the city and borough of Juneau, Alaska, through its subsidiary Alaska Electric Light and Power Company. Avista stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "AVA."  For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.

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