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Avista CEO to retire in 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. - Avista will soon have a new CEO.

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Scott L. Morris announced to the company’s board of directors that he will retire from the company effective March 1, 2020. 

Morris will serve as the executive chairman of the board of directors until his retirement date but will transition his duties as CEO to Avista President Dennis P. Vermillion effective Oct. 1, 2019.

Morris will serve as the non-executive chairman of the board following his retirement. Vermillion will continue to serve on Avista’s board of directors.

Morris joined the company in 1981. He has served as CEO and Chairman since 2008.


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