Adam Kohler appointed Pacific Power Commercial Director for the Willamette region | News

ALBANY – Adam Kohler is Pacific Power’s new regional business manager in the Willamette Valley region.

Based in Albany, Kohler will be responsible for Polk and Benton counties and parts of Linn County. It will serve Albany, Corvallis, Dallas, Independence and Millersburg as well as the surrounding communities.

In this role, he will foster the company’s relationships with these communities and manage the accounts of Pacific Power’s major commercial and industrial customers in the region.

Kohler has worked with CenturyLink and its predecessors since 2000, first in Portland, then Boise, and finally Salem. Since returning to the Willamette Valley in 2012, Kohler has been dedicated to giving back to the community by working on nonprofit boards, municipal councils and commissions, as well as community committees and groups. school district work.

“I firmly believe in not only working to be successful in my professional life, but also striving to make a difference in the communities where I work and live,” Kohler said. “I am very fortunate to work for Pacific Power, a company that shares these values ​​and is dedicated to empowering the communities we serve. “

Kohler has served on the United Way Board of Directors, the Salem-Keizer School District Budget Committee and two City of Salem Boards of Directors, the Cultural Tourism and Promotion Advisory Council and the Community Services Commission. and housing.

Kohler, who holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho as well as an MBA from Northwest Nazarene University, has spent his entire career working for utilities in management roles. transactions and accounts receivable. He joined Pacific Power as Regional Director of Distribution in 2020 and his training, industry knowledge and investment in customer and community service will help strengthen Pacific Power’s commitment to customer and community success. .

Pacific Power serves over 75,000 customers in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Kohler will be the primary contact for all government, community and business organizations.

“Our customers and the partnerships we create to build local community prosperity are what we are in business for,” said Alan Meyer, director of commercial accounts and community relations. “Providing exceptional service is a team effort within our company and depends on effective communication, a close working relationship with our operations professionals and always listening to the needs of our customers. . “

Kohler lives in the Salem area with his family.