Monday, August 17, 2015

Bonneville Power Administration selects Thompson as new power marketing vice president

Portland, Ore. – Administrator Elliot Mainzer has selected Garry Thompson as the Bonneville Power Administration’s vice president of Northwest Requirements Marketing. Thompson is scheduled to begin his new position this fall.

“I am thrilled to have Garry join the Power Services leadership team, where he brings with him years of diverse managerial and leadership experience in power products and services, energy efficiency and strong customer service,” said Senior Vice President of Power Services Mark Gendron. “I have known and worked with Garry for over 20 years and know that BPA and the region will be well served with him in this important role of service to our customers.”
As vice president of Northwest Requirements Marketing, Thompson will be responsible for marketing power, primarily from 31 federal dams, to more than 140 Bonneville utility customers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and parts of Nevada, Wyoming, Utah and Northern California.
“I am excited to work in my new role as vice president of Northwest Requirements Marketing,” Thompson said. “The position will allow me to continue excellent delivery of the value our carbon-free assets provide to our customers. I look forward to leading a dedicated group of individuals working on diverse issues and helping them navigate the changing electricity industry.”
Previously, Thompson was BPA’s power customer service manager overseeing account executives serving BPA’s power customers. These customers represent approximately $2.5 billion dollars in annual energy sales.
Thompson also has served as a senior account executive in BPA’s Spokane office, and over the course of several years worked as a power account executive for over 30 customers. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Washington University, he worked for the City of Coeur d’Alene, City of Lewiston, Spokane County and Kootenai Electric Co-op. He joined BPA in 1986.