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Idaho Power hires former state homeland security head as new corporate communications chief

Idaho Power has announced that it has a new director of corporate communications: Brigadier General William Shawver , who recently left his position as director of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, and who remains commander of the Idaho Air National Guard. Shawver headed the state bureau for nearly five years, and left July 27. He'll start his new position at Idaho Power on Sept. 4.

“Bill brings great experience in leadership, program management, communication and incident response, and we’re excited to have him on board,” said Jeff Malmen, vice president of public affairs for Idaho Power and former chief of staff to Gov. Butch Otter. At the utility, Shawver will lead a staff addressing external and internal communications, marketing and creative services. He is a 37-year veteran of the Idaho Air National Guard. Click below for Idaho Power's full announcement.


Shawver Selected as New Corporate Communications Director

Bill Shawver, former director of Idaho’s Bureau of Homeland Security, has been selected director of Corporate Communications for Idaho Power, reporting Sept. 4.

BOISE, IDAHO, Aug. 28, 2012 – Idaho Power has selected  Bill Shawver, 37-year veteran of the Idaho Air National Guard and former director of the state’s Bureau of Homeland Security, to be director of Corporate Communications.

“Bill brings great experience in leadership, program management, communication and incident response, and we’re excited to have him on board,” said Jeff Malmen, vice president of Public Affairs.

Shawver has an associate degree and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Boise State University, with emphasis in marketing and management.  He’ll lead a staff of employees covering external and internal communications, marketing and creative services.

He starts Tuesday, Sept. 4.

About Idaho Power Company:

 

Idaho Power began operations in 1916. Today, the electric utility employs approximately 2,000 people who serve nearly 500,000 customers throughout a 24,000-square-mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest rates for electricity. IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA) is the investor-owned utility’s parent company based in Boise, Idaho. To learn more, visit www.idahopower.comor www.idacorpinc.com.


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