The keynote session kicks off three exciting days of education and networking. HYDROVISION International 2021 is focused on bringing in top thought leaders in the industry to inspire the global community of hydro visionaries. This year, we will have Jason Thackston, Senior Vice President, Energy Resources with Avista as a keynote speaker.
Senior Vice President, Energy Resources – Avista.
Jason Thackston is senior vice president, energy resources for Avista. The energy resources group is primarily responsible for producing or procuring the electricity and natural gas to serve Avista’s customers’ needs, including the construction, operation, and maintenance of our generation facilities and the optimization of those electric and natural gas facilities for the benefit of Avista’s customers. The energy resources group also includes environmental affairs and real estate, including compliance with, and management of, the licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorizing the Company to operate its hydroelectric facilities. He joined the company in 1996, where he previously held leadership positions in customer solutions, energy delivery, finance, risk management, investor relations, and corporate development.
Thackston holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitworth University with a major in international studies and an emphasis in business management. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Gonzaga University.
He serves on the boards of Whitworth University, the Spokane County United Way, the Association of Washington Business, the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee, and the Health Sciences and Services Authority of Spokane County.