Company History

Company History

Presidents’ Gallery

Avista has had 13 presidents since the company was founded as The Washington Water Power Company in 1889. They all were and are innovators, savvy business leaders and developers of the core values that make Avista what it is as a company.

Through prosperous times and difficult ones, from peaks of success to the challenges of disasters, Avista's leadership worked fervently to serve its customers, investors, employees and communities. It's a legacy that the president and management team of today are proud to build upon.