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15 Jul 2019
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Morris, Scott 

Mr. Scott L. Morris serve as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective March 1, 2020. He is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective October 1, 2019. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective October 1, 2019. From January 2008 to January 2018 he also served as the Company’s President. From May 2006 to December 2007, he served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer (“COO”). Mr. Morris also serves as chair of the Company’s subsidiaries, including having served as chair of the Ecova board until its sale on June 30, 2014. Mr. Morris has been with the Company since 1981 and his experience includes management positions in construction and customer service and general manager of the Company’s Oregon utility business. He was elected as a vice president in November 2000 and in February 2002 he was elected as a senior vice president. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University and received his master’s degree from Gonzaga University in organizational leadership. He also attended the Stanford Business School Financial Management Program and the Kidder Peabody School of Financial Management. Mr. Morris serves on the boards of the Washington Roundtable, Greater Spokane Incorporated, Edison Electric Institute and McKinstry and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gonzaga University. He has served on a number of Spokane nonprofit and economic development Boards. Mr. Morris has extensive utility experience having spent his entire career in the industry. He brings to the Board a deep knowledge and understanding of the Company and its subsidiaries, having served in a number of management capacities throughout the Company, including president of Utility Operations, managing the Company’s Oregon gas operations, customer service, and construction areas and CEO of the Company’s subsidiary, Ecova. He has experience leading a number of economic development and business association boards.

Basic Compensation

Total Annual Compensation, USD 816,923
Restricted Stock Awards, USD 1,731,050
Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD --
All Other, USD 1,691,940
Fiscal Year Total, USD 4,239,910

Options Compensation

  Quantity Market Value
Exercisable -- --
Unexercisable -- --
Exercised 100,000 183,494.00
Name Fiscal Year Total

Scott Morris


Dennis Vermillion


Mark Thies


Karen Feltes


Marian Durkin


Jason Thackston

As Of  30 Dec 2017