Industry leader: Heather Rosentrater

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SR. VICE PRESIDENT, ENERGY DELIVERY | AVISTA UTILITIES

This interview was originally published in The Global Power & Energy Elites 2020

WHO WAS YOUR ROLE MODEL DURING THE PIVOTAL STAGES OF YOUR LIFE? 

I am incredibly fortunate to have had several role models throughout my life and career that are noteworthy. One that made a significant difference in my leadership path is a leader who saw potential in me that I didn’t see in myself at the time. He encouraged me to learn more about leadership concepts and models, which set me on a journey of continuous learning in this area. Through the years, as I’ve moved into leadership roles with more responsibility, I’ve also mentored others to help them recognise their potential.

WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES A SUCCESSFUL LEADER? 

Ultimately, I believe successful leaders build trust with those they work with and demonstrate they care about people on an individual level. This has been a consistent message shared by Avista’s CEO throughout his career and something I very much believe as well.

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