​Executive Management


Arlen Orchard
Chief Executive Officer and General Manager

Frankie McDermott
Chief Energy Delivery Officer

Paul Lau
Chief Grid Strategy and Operations Officer

Jennifer Davidson
Chief Financial Officer


Nicole Howard
Chief Customer Officer

Stephen Clemons
Chief Information Officer

Gary King
Chief Workforce Officer

Laura Lewis
Chief Legal Officer

SMUD Departments

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CEO and General Manager search

SMUD’s current CEO and General Manager announced he will retire at the end of August 2020.

The Board of Directors is seeking a new leader who will build upon our many strengths and achievements and position the company for a strong and sustainable future.

Learn more about the position