Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> May 1, 2005

M.malquist / S.morris – Avista Corporation (ava)

SCOTT MORRIS is Senior Vice President of Avista Corporation and President of Avista's regulated utilities division, Avista Utilities. Mr. Morris also serves as the Interim Chief Executive Officer for Avista Advantage, an Avista Corporation subsidiary. He was appointed to this position in September 2004. Mr. Morris is a graduate of Gonzaga University and received his Master's degree from Gonzaga in organizational leadership. He also attended the Stanford Business School Financial Management Program and the Kidder Peabody School of Financial Management. Profile
MALYN K. MALQUIST is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Avista Corporation, having joined the company in September 2002. Mr. Malquist added the role of Treasurer to his areas of responsibility in March 2004. Mr. Malquist spent 16 years at San Diego Gas and Electric in a variety of financial and management positions, including Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, Director of Information Technology and Manager of Financial Services. In 1994, he joined Sierra Pacific Resources as Chief Financial Officer. He later went on to serve as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Sierra Pacific. He comes to Avista from Truckee Meadows Water Authority in Reno, where he had served as General Manager for the past two years. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he also earned his Master's degree in Business Administration. Profile
TWST: We'd like to begin with a brief historical sketch of the company

and a picture of things as they are now.

Mr. Morris: Our company is an electric and gas utility that's been in