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Scott Peters is New COlumbia REA CEO

Current Chief Operating Officer will replace retiring CEO Les Teel next month

 


WALLA WALLA – Columbia REA announced last week that its current chief operating officer, Scott Peters, has been selected as the electric cooperative's new CEO. He will step into that position on July 9, upon the retirement of current CEO Les Teel.

Columbia REA conducted a nationwide search to replace Teel, after he announced his retirement earlier this year.

Katie Wooldridge, chairman of the co-op's board of directors, said in a press release, "After looking at all of the candidates for the CEO position, the board feels that Scott is best suited to lead our cooperative into the future."

Peters has more than 25 years of public power experience, serving the last 10 years at Columbia REA, first as the manager of marketing and member services and most recently as COO. Peters will become the eighth CEO in the 80-year history of the cooperative.

"I am honored to be selected by our board to lead the cooperative I have been a part of for the past decade," Peters said. "I love our community and the great team I get to work with on a daily basis and am looking forward to the new challenges as the CEO of Columbia REA."

 

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