​Jason Thackston

​Jason Thackston

Jason Thackston is the Senior Vice President of Energy Resources for Avista Corporation. As Avista’s senior vice president, Thackston is responsible for overseeing the utility's gas and electric transmission and distribution operations. He previously served as Avista's vice president of finance, overseeing financing and capital activities and being involved in corporate development, investor relations, risk management, and planning and analysis. He joined Avista in 1996 and has held leadership positions in customer solutions, energy delivery, finance, risk management, investor relations and corporate development. Thackston earned a B.A. in international studies and business management from Whitworth in 1992, and he earned an MBA from Gonzaga University. Thackston currently serves as chair of the Whitworth University Board of Trustees, and he serves on the boards of the Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee, and the Northwest Gas Association. Previously, he served on the boards of the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, the Northwest Business Development Association, and the Business Development Corporation of Eastern Washington. City of Spokane Appointee 2nd Term: 2.04.14 – 2.04.18