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Avista appoints Julie Bentz to board

Christian Fernsby |
Spokane, Wash., USA - Avista, an energy company, announced that Major General (Retired) Julie Bentz has joined the board of directors from November 1, 2021.

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Major General Bentz retired in 2019 after a successful 33-year career, spanning active, reserve and National Guard commissioned service.

Major General Bentz has been a recurring member of the White House National Security Council Staff and Homeland Security Council for the Executive Office of the President.

While working at the White House, her roles included Senior Advisor for Emerging Technologies and Director of Strategic Capabilities.

During her career, she also held numerous roles in the Department of Defense at the Pentagon.

Major General Bentz holds a M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University, a Ph.D. and M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Missouri, and a B.A. in Radiological Health from Oregon State University.