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Biography PhotoMarian Durkin
Senior Vice President, General Counsel,
Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer


Marian Durkin is senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer for Avista Corp. As the chief legal officer, she provides counsel and guidance to the Avista Corp. board of directors and officers on legal matters relevant to the company and its subsidiaries. As chief compliance officer, Marian is responsible for coordinating and overseeing Avista’s ethics and compliance programs.

Prior to joining Avista in 2005, Marian was vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary for United Airlines in Chicago. Her experience also includes 18 years with the Minneapolis law firm of Briggs and Morgan, P.A.

Marian is a native of Narberth, Penn. and graduated from Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., with a degree in political science. She received her law degree and LLM in taxation from Mitchell | Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minn. and has served as an adjunct professor there.

Marian currently serves on the boards of directors for Providence Health Care in Spokane and Energy Insurance Mutual. She also serves as a community member on the Compliance Committee of the University of Washington School of Medicine.