Vera Water and Power announces new board member and 2020 officers

Posted: January 21, 2020 at 10:16 am

Vera Water and Power’s new board member is Brian Hess. Hess is an MBA, CPA, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He spent 13 years in the Portland, OR, area working for PacifiCorp (Pacific Power) and Northwest Public Power Association. His career has focused on corporate taxation, transmission contracts and financial reporting. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for Inland Power & Light and is a Vera Water and Power customer. He enjoys music, hiking and working with his hands. He and his wife have four teenage children that occupy most of their disposable time.

“Brian brings a breadth of experience, talent and expertise to the table. We are very lucky to be able to have him with us,” said Vera Water and Power General Manager Kevin Wells. “Our board members are also customers, so having them here is a real asset because they understand our business and our community.”

Brian Hess is replacing Bryan St. Clair who proudly served the district for two years and was the 2019 Vera Water and Power Board Chair. Vera is grateful to St. Clair for his service.

The slate of Vera Water and Power board members and the 2020 officers are listed below.

Diana Wilhite, 2020 Chair

Steve Wulf, 2020 Vice Chair

Brian Hess, Director

David Peterson, Director

Floyd Schmedding, Director