In-Depth Interview: John Janney

August 05, 2010



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.

"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


       Today Isaac Kaplan-Woolner interviews the new Chelan PUD General



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.

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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