Mountain Parks Electric names new general manager, to transition in April |

Mountain Parks Electric names new general manager, to transition in April

Mark Johnston
Courtesy Mountain Parks Electric

Mountain Parks Electric, the Granby-based electric cooperative, will be getting new management next month following the retirement of current general manager Tom Sifers.

Mark Johnston, current general manager of Municipal Light & Power in Anchorage, Alaska, will succeed Sifers on April 22.

“Mark’s background and proven leadership will be an immediate asset to Mountain Parks Electric and its member-consumers,” said Jeff Hauck, President of the Mountain Parks Electric Board of Directors. “We believe that Mark is the right person to lead us forward as the industry continues to evolve.”

Johnston has over two decades of experience in senior finance positions, including for the Alaska Public Utilities Commission, Alaska USA Insurance Brokers, Alaska Railroad Corporation and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Prior to becoming general manager for Municipal Light & Power, he served as the company’s chief financial officer for two years. The company provides electric service to more than 30,000 customers in Anchorage, Alaska’s most populous city.

“It’s truly an honor,” Johnston said. “I look forward to working with the fine people of Mountain Parks Electric and its members in the days ahead.”

Johnston will become Mountain Parks Electric’s seventh general manager in its 73 year history.

Sifers, who was appointed to the general manager position in 2015, worked at Mountain Parks Electric for over 20 years, including as the chief financial officer. He is retiring to spend more time with his family.

“It is not easy for me to say goodbye,” Sifers said. “The thing I enjoyed most about working for Mountain Parks Electric all these years is its community support. (…) It’s rewarding to have been just a small part of an organization that gives so much back to the community.”

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