Former Tri-City resident Scott Vance has been named general counsel and chief ethics officer for Energy Northwest in Richland.
He replaces Bob Dutton, who retired.
Vance comes to Energy Northwest from the Tennessee Valley Authority, where he has led a group of attorneys supporting seven nuclear units for four years. He has worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority for more than a decade.
He also has worked for the law firm, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Washington, D.C., the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., and was a senior research engineer with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland.