(Oregonian (Portland, OR) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) March 04--Elliot Mainzer, the newly appointed administrator of Bonneville Power Administration, has selected Greg Delwiche to serve as the agency's deputy administrator and Claudia Andrews to serve as its chief operating officer.
Delwiche and Andrews promotions come in the wake of a hiring scandal that resulted in the suspension and resignation of BPA's top two executives, Administrator Bill Drummond and Chief Operating Officer, Anita Decker. Both were put on administrative leave in July, and ultimately resigned rather than accept reassignment to other positions with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Delwiche and Andrews were serving in an acting capacity in the same positions. Delwiche has held a variety of positions since joining BPA in 1992. He was previously BPA's senior vice president for power services, responsible for power planning, management of generation assets, power purchases, contracts and rates.
Andrews previously served as BPA's chief financial officer. She has worked at BPA since 1990.
The appointments firm up BPA's top management team but still leave BPA with a number of executives serving in an acting capacity.
In other news, the Northwest Public Power Association announced last week that its board of trustees has selected Anita Decker to be the association's next executive director, effective April 1. The association is a trade group representing nearly 150 customer-owned utilities in the Western U.S. and Canada.
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