On Feb. 20, Elliot Mainzer was sworn in as the 15th administrator in BPA’s 77-year history. Now you can watch highlights from the special ceremony at BPA headquarters in Portland, Ore.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon was unable to attend in person, but his director of business outreach, Jay Ward, shared the senator’s letter of support for Mainzer with the audience. Deputy Administrator Greg Delwiche also spoke before Randy Roach, BPA executive vice president and general counsel, administered the oath of office. Following the oath and a standing ovation, Mainzer, who had served as acting administrator since July 2013, gave his first speech as the newly minted administrator and chief executive officer.