Bui-Thompson Elected SMUD Board President
SMUD Director Nancy Bui-Thompson was elected president of the SMUD Board of Directors. Her term as president will run from January through December 2021. Bui-Thompson served as the board president in 2012 and 2016 and served as vice president in 2011, 2015 and 2020. She was first elected in November 2008 to represent the 215,000 constituents of Ward 2, which includes the communities of Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Rancho Murieta, Galt, Wilton and Elk Grove. At the time of her election, she was the youngest ever to be elected to the SMUD Board and the first Vietnamese American elected in Sacramento County. She is currently serving her fourth term.
For over 18 years, Bui-Thompson has served as a technology and management professional who has worked with federal, state and local government agencies, and energy and health-care organizations. Most recently, she was the director of Transition and Integration within Strategy and Execution at Health Net. Health Net is a subsidiary of Centene Corporation. Centene is #51 on the Fortune 500 with over $48.4 billion in revenues. Prior to Health Net, she was a director at Public Consulting Group (PCG), in their Technology practice. Prior to PCG, she was a consultant for two of the world's largest and best-known consulting companies – Accenture and Deloitte.
Bui-Thompson has represented SMUD on both the national and international stage. She served as a main stage speaker at the Energy Thought Summit (ETS) in Austin, Texas (2017 to 2020). Bui-Thompson has been a featured session speaker at DistribuTech, the world’s largest distribution technology conference with over 12,000 attendees, PowerGen International, WE3 Summit, and was the keynote speaker for SpaceTime Insight.
The Sacramento Business Journal has honored Ms. Bui-Thompson as one of the top fifteen women business leaders in the Sacramento region as a 2017 “Women Who Mean Business” and a 2011 “40 Under 40” awardee. In 2012, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) awarded theprestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) to Bui-Thompson (75 fellows per year). The GMF is a non-partisan American public policy and grant-making institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.
She is a proud graduate of California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Management Information Systems.
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