Latisha has in-depth expertise in community and economic development with specialties in regional systems planning. She is vice president of Community & Economic Vitality for Avista Corporation, an electric and natural gas utility with operations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska. For more than 20 years, Latisha has worked with communities across multiple states focused on revitalization, public safety, public policy, and infrastructure. She recently led the development of the South Landing development in Spokane, bridging academia and industry for regional impact.
Active on several boards and committees, Latisha serves on Washington State University Advisory Council at Spokane, the UW School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Partnership, and the Spokane University District board. Latisha has held numerous board and committee positions, including with the Washington State Transportation Commission, the Inland Empire American Planning Association, Spokane Regional Transportation Council, and Greater Spokane Inc. She has a BA in communications from Washington State University and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Washington University.