Pacific Power names new president

PORTLAND, Ore. — Pacific Power announced today that Ryan Flynn has been appointed president. In his new role, Flynn will be responsible for regional strategy and engagement, and will lead teams focused on customer and community affairs, government affairs and legal. 

“Ryan’s extensive knowledge of the regional energy landscape, along with his personal and professional connections to the Pacific Northwest, make him uniquely positioned to lead Pacific Power and address the many challenges facing Western utilities today,” said Cindy Crane, PacifiCorp’s chair and CEO. 

Flynn joined PacifiCorp in 2006, holding various positions in the legal department before leaving in 2015 to pursue a family opportunity in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He returned to the company in 2018, where he served as senior vice president and chief legal officer for Pacific Power and was responsible for leading the legal, communications and government affairs teams. Flynn previously worked as a lawyer for Troutman Pepper in Washington, D.C., and Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle, Washington. 

Flynn lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and is a native Oregonian. He received his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and his law degree from George Washington University. He is a longtime board member at the Dougy Center, which provides support to grieving children and teens, and serves on the executive committee of the Portland Metro Chamber. He is a former board member of OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.