Pacific Power Names Celeste Krueger as Regional Business Manager in Willamette Valley

March 01, 2017

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ALBANY, Ore. — Celeste Krueger is the new Pacific Power Regional Business Manager for Corvallis, Albany and several other communities in Linn and Benton counties. Along with her family, she will relocate from Gresham, Ore. to Albany in the upcoming months.

Krueger's most recent position was with Portland State University as the director of undergraduate recruitment and communications. She advocated for higher education and concentrated on improving community relationships.

She will leverage her experiences in communications, project management, and community development as she maintains the company's relationships in the communities and manages the accounts of Pacific Power's commercial and industrial customers.

Besides Corvallis and Albany, she will also work with the communities of Coburg, Dallas, Eugene, Falls City, Grand Ronde, Halsey, Harrisburg, Independence, Millersburg, Monmouth, Monroe, Philomath, Rickreall, Shedd and Tangent.

Alan Meyer, a regional business manager based in Stayton since 2013 will now also work with some additional communities in Linn and Benton counties. Meyer will cover Brownsville, Cascadia, Crabtree, Crawfordsville, Foster, Gates, Jefferson, Lebanon, Lyons, Marion, Mehama, Mill City, Salem, Scio, Stayton, Sublimity, Sweet Home, Turner and Waterloo.

As an advocate for higher education, Krueger worked with many community-based organizations and supported fundraising efforts for scholarship programs. Originally from Lodi, Calif., she relocated to Oregon in 1999 and graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor's in Education and Master's in Business Administration.

"I am anxious to infuse myself within Mid-Willamette communities which are similar to my hometown. I am also looking forward to raising my daughters in a family-focused community," she said. "Living and working in the communities Pacific Power serves and championing projects that will benefit them is an exciting prospect".

She plans to explore family-friendly activities in the communities she will serve with her husband and young daughters. Krueger and her family love to travel, but also enjoy staying home and trying recipes from her mother's cookbook.