Energy Northwest names new chairperson of audit, legal and finance committee

Energy Northwest has appointed Kathleen Vaughn to serve as the chairperson on the company executive board's audit, legal and finance committee.

The public power agency's 11-member executive board is responsible for setting policy and overseeing the day-today operations of the organization.

Snohomish County PUD 1 commissioners appointed Ms Vaughn to the Energy Northwest Board of directors in 2004 and she was elected vice president in 2005 to 2007. Energy Northwest's 27-member board of directors represents the 22 public utility districts and five municipal utilities that make up the agency. The board of directors has sole authority to authorize and terminate projects.

In 2006, the Energy Northwest Board of Directors appointed Ms Vaughn to the agency's executive board. She served as the assistant secretary until 2008 when she was elected secretary until her role change. She has served on the Snohomish County PUD Board of Commissioners since 1994.

Ms Vaughn also serves on the Policy Makers Council for the American Public Power Association to work on national energy policy issues in Washington, D.C. She is the president and licensed broker of Goldmark Financial Corp., a Washington state mortgage brokerage firm.