Adam J. Richins
Vice President of Customer Operations and Business Development, Idaho Power
Adam J. Richins, Vice President of Customer Operations and Business Development, assumed his role on March 1. In his new role, Richins will oversee Customer Operations, Business Development, and Customer Relations and Energy Efficiency.
Richins has been with Idaho Power since 2011, when he joined the company as Senior Counsel in the Legal department. He has served as Idaho Power’s General Manager of Customer Operations Engineering and Construction since January 2014. Previously, Richins worked at the law firm of 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.
He was the recipient of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Mountain States Outstanding New Corporate Counsel Award in 2013; designated a “Leader in the Law” in the Idaho Business Review’s first annual legal award ceremony; and named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers prior to joining Idaho Power.