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In-Depth Interview: John Janney

August 05, 2010


Chelan County PUD 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.
       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 Pittsburgh.
       Today Isaac Kaplan-Woolner interviews the new Chelan PUD General Manager:
(click on the above link for the interview)
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.
A formal 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.



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