SIOUX FALLS, S.D. and BUTTE, Mont., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) today announced that Tony Clark is joining the company's Board of Directors. Clark is a former Commissioner with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and former Chair and Commissioner of the North Dakota Public Service Commission (NDPSC). As previously announced, beginning January 3, 2017, he will become a Senior Advisor with Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, one of the largest law firms in the U.S. dedicated primarily to the practice of communications and energy law.
"We're looking forward to working with Tony," said NorthWestern's President and CEO Bob Rowe. "He has an exceptional background in the utility industry, with 15 combined years of service as a state and federal utility regulator. His experience addressing issues critical to the future of our industry will strengthen NorthWestern's ability to serve all of our stakeholders. Tony was a thoughtful, studious, balanced regulator. He understood the relationship between long-term customer value, operational excellence, infrastructure investment, solid corporate governance, and shareholder value. As a North Dakotan and former state regulator, he has a deep understanding of our remarkable part of the country."