Adam J. Richins was named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Idaho Power in October 2019. Prior to that, Richins served as Vice President of Customer Operations and Business Development since March 2017. In this role, he oversaw teams dedicated to customer satisfaction and supporting the company’s brand. Since joining Idaho Power in 2011, Richins previously held the positions of Senior Counsel and General Manager of Customer Operations Engineering and Construction.
Before joining Idaho Power, Richins worked as an engineer and project manager on large construction projects and as an attorney at Stoel Rives, where he litigated complex business disputes and negotiated multi-million-dollar commercial transactions. Richins also clerked for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as an engineer on large construction projects, including airports and schools.
Richins holds two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in mathematics from the University of Puget Sound and a second in civil engineering from Columbia University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He earned his law degree from the University of Washington with high honors. Richins graduated from Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2016.
Richins serves on the boards for the Boise School Foundation and the Boise Chamber.