Rocky Mountain Power names new president

SALT LAKE CITY — This week, Rocky Mountain Power named Dick Garlish as the company’s new president. Garlish will be responsible for enhancing regional strategy and engagement, and will lead teams focused on customer and community affairs, government relations and legal affairs.

“Dick’s tremendous industry knowledge of the energy landscape, along with his extensive utility background and deep connection to the Intermountain West, uniquely positions him to lead Rocky Mountain Power and address the many challenges facing utilities today,” said Cindy Crane, PacifiCorp’s chair and CEO. 

Before joining PacifiCorp in 2020, Garlish served as senior vice president and general counsel at Peak Reliability. Earlier in his career, he held several senior positions at Idaho Power Company, including senior counsel, director and general manager. Garlish also served as senior corporate counsel at NorthWestern Energy.

Garlish was raised and educated in the mining city of Butte, Montana, and received his bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College and his law degree from the University of Montana School of Law. Prior to entering the energy industry, he served as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Sam E. Haddon of Montana.

Garlish lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he serves on the board of directors of The Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake.