Benton REA is pleased to announce the hiring of Ryan J. Redmond as their new Chief Executive Officer.
In December of 2022 Benton REA’s Board of Trustees and hiring firm GreatCo-Ops started the process of searching for a new CEO. After consideration of all applicants and a thorough interview process, the Board of Trustees announced their decision on April 20, 2023.
Redmond brings over fifteen years of experience in the utility industry and has been in leadership roles for over 20 years. He has a proven track record of leading effective, high performing teams, executing long-term strategic business policies and contracts, and successfully leading teams through extreme change. “It's an amazing time to be in the utility and energy business. I'm excited to take the helm now and work with Benton REA’s fantastic team to build a better tomorrow for our membership,” says Redmond.
Redmond earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington State University and a Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga School of Law. He has worked for Puget Sound Energy, Bonneville Power Administration and most recently was the Chief Resources Officer at Peninsula Light Company in Gig Harbor, Washington.
Redmond and his wife have three children. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, camping, writing, and playing the tuba.
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