August 05, 2010
CountyPUD commissioners Tuesday afternoon unanimously approved hiring John
Janney as the next general manager, saying they have great confidence in his ability to carry the PUD forward with
the momentum established through strategic planning and strong new financial policies.
"margin: 0in 0in 0pt"> Yesterday we spoke
with PUD Comission Dennis Bolz about the decision to hire Janey into the position full time. Janney had been
serving as interim manager since Rich Riazzi left last week to head a utility in his hometown area of
style="font-size: 14pt">(click on the above link for the interview)
"margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-indent: 0.5in">A new general manager was needed after
Rich Riazzi announced last month that he was leaving after four years to take a job as president and CEO of
Duquesne Light Co. in Pittsburgh, Penn. Janney, 48, has been with the PUD since 2007, when he joined as executive
manager of risk and chief risk officer. He has also been serving as chief financial officer since 2008.
resolution ratifying Tuesday’s action will be presented at the board meeting Aug. 16 that will establish
Janney’s salary and any other working conditions.