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NorthWestern Energy Announces New Government Affairs Team in Montana

Sep 14, 2016

Butte, Mont. – September 14, 2016 – NorthWestern Energy announced that David Hoffman has joined the company as the Director – Government Affairs (Montana).

“We’re pleased to welcome Dave to the NorthWestern team,” said Pat Corcoran, Vice President – Regulatory and Government Affairs. “Dave’s past experience working in the legislature, the Public Service Commission and most recently with PPL Montana gives him the background and experience we need to step in when John Fitzpatrick leaves this fall.”

Fitzpatrick, the company’s longtime Government Affairs Director announced earlier his plan to retire at the end of the year. Hoffman joins Corporate Counsel John Alke and Art Noonan on the Montana government affairs team.

Hoffman, a native of Sheridan and University of Montana law school alum, practiced law in Dillon and Virginia City and served in the Montana Legislature before joining the Montana Public Service Commission in 2001. He worked with PPL Montana from 2002 through 2015. He and his wife Jeri live in Helena.

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