Stu Stiles to Lead Avista Advantage
Stiles Will Take Over as Avista Advantage
President on Feb. 7.
Has Most Recently Served as Executive General Manager of XO Communications
SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avista Advantage
, a subsidiary of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA), has hired Stu Stiles
to assume leadership of the technology based, facility intelligence company.
Stiles comes to Avista from XO Communications and will assume the position of president and chief executive officer of Avista Advantage on Feb. 7, 2005.
Ely said the company is pleased to have found someone as well qualified as Stiles.
is a terrific fit for this position," said Ely.
"I'm excited to be joining a world class organization like Avista Advantage
and look forward to working with the outstanding team already in place," Stiles
Stiles has most recently served as executive general manager at XO Communications in Spokane, Wash., where he has worked since 1999.
current responsibilities include oversight of XO's Seattle, Portland and Spokane markets.
Active in the community, Stiles is a current member of the board for the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute (SIRTI) and served as SIRTI's board chairman from July 2002 to June 2004.
He also serves on the board for the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce and has been a part of the executive committee for that organization.
He is a past board member of the Spokane Economic Development Council and served as a member of the board of INTEC of Spokane.
Stiles is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration.