Our Board of Directors
SMUD is owned by its customers, who elect a seven-member Board of Directors. Each director represents a different geographic area or "ward." During their four-year terms, their job is to establish policies and values about how we serve you and to set the long-term direction SMUD will take as we move forward. We invite you to read our Strategic Directions, which spell out our vision for the future, our role in the community and how we're managed.
The Board of Directors:
- , Ward 1
- , Ward 2
- , Ward 3, Board Vice President
- , Ward 4
- , Ward 5
- , Ward 6
- , Ward 7, Board President
This color map shows our service area, ward boundaries and email addresses for directors.
Director Brandon Rose, Ward 1
Brandon Rose was first elected in 2016 and began serving on the SMUD Board of Directors in January, 2017. He represents Ward 1, which includes Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Orangevale and part of Folsom. He is a graduate of Bella Vista High School and U.C. Davis.
Rose first became interested in SMUD while a student at U.C. Davis researching SMUD's Upper American River Project hydroelectric system. He later gained extensive energy policy experience working in the California Energy Commission's Renewable Energy Office with a focus on emerging technologies including solar and wind power. At the California Energy Commission, Rose was staff lead for the pilot Performance-Based Incentive Program for solar electric systems, an innovative, economic-based approach to incentivize installations, and a precursor to California's Million Solar Roofs Initiative.
In his current role as an Air Pollution Specialist with the California Environmental Protection Agency, Rose focuses on emerging zero and near-zero transportation technology, and the fuels that power them such as hydrogen, alternative bio-fuels and electricity.
Rose is active in the community, having served as a Board Member of the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District for more than 8 years, including 2 years as Chair, in 2010 and 2015. In 2011, Rose was elected as the Special District Representative to the Sacramento County Treasury Oversight Committee and has chaired the Committee since 2014.
Rose holds a Bachelor of Science degree from U.C. Davis in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, with a specialization in City and Regional Planning and Public Lands Management.
Zip codes in Ward 1:
95608, 95610, 95621, 95628, 95630, 95661, 95661, 95662, 95670, 95678, 95678, 95742, 95747, 95826, 95841, 95842, 95843
Director Nancy Bui-Thompson, Ward 2
Nancy Bui-Thompson was first elected to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Board of Directors 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. She is currently serving her third term, and recently completed her second term as President of the of the Board Directors for 2016.
For over 70 years, SMUD has served Sacramento's 617,000 business and residential customers, with a population of 1.5 million, SMUD is the nation's sixth-largest public electric utility. SMUD is governed by a seven-member publicly elected Board of Directors that determines policies and strategic directives for the utility. The SMUD Board's policies and values include competitive rates, environmental leadership, customer relations, reliability and safety, which has made SMUD a nationally and internationally as leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency. SMUD was one of the first utilities in California to set and meet an RPS goal of 20%. SMUD is currently on track to meet a RPS goal of 33% by 2020. SMUD is one the highest highest-rated utilities in the nation, consistently ranking 1st in California by J.D Power and Associates, for over a decade for residential and business customer satisfaction. Most recently, in 2016, SMUD was ranked #1 among electric utilities for Corporate Citizenship. Along with holding one of the greenest portfolio's in the state, SMUD's electric rates are among the lowest in California and 30% lower than our neighboring utility.
For over 15 years, Bui-Thompson has served as a technology and management professional who has worked with state and local government agencies as well as energy and health-care organizations. She is currently a Director at Public Consulting Group in their Technology practice. She previously was a consultant for two of the world's largest and best-known consulting companies — Accenture and Deloitte. Bui-Thompson has served as a consultant to executive-level management for many large employers, bringing efficiency and project management to their organizations.
Bui-Thompson was awarded one of the "40 under 40" honors from the Sacramento Business Journal and is also a New Leaders Council National 40 under 40 award winner. In 2012, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) awarded the prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) to Bui-Thompson. 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.
Zip codes in Ward 2:
95608, 95624, 95630, 95632, 95638, 95655, 95670, 95671, 95683, 95693, 95742, 95757, 95824, 95827, 95829, 95830, 95838, 95864
Board Vice President, Director Gregg Fishman, Ward 3
Gregg Fishman was first elected in 2014 and began serving on the SMUD Board of Directors in January, 2015. He represents Ward 3, covering East Sacramento, much of the Arden-Arcade area, and the Campus Commons, College Glen and Rosemont neighborhoods as well as parts of the Florin and Vineyard Park areas. He is currently the Board Vice President for 2017.
In his varied career, Fishman has been a news reporter and anchor at KFBK and KGO Radio, a public information officer at SMUD and the California Independent System Operator (California ISO), and he currently serves as the communications coordinator for the California State Association of Counties.
Fishman is also active in the community, having served on the board of his neighborhood homeowners association, the Arden Park Recreation and Park District Board, and he is an active volunteer with the Sacramento Tree Foundation. He led a tree-planting program aimed at replacing the old Modesto Ash trees in his neighborhood, resulting in the planting of more than 1,800 new trees since 2001.
He received an award from the MLK 365 organization for helping to make it easier to remove racially restrictive clauses from local property records, and he is a 20-gallon blood donor with the Sacramento Blood Source. He is also a frequent volunteer master of ceremonies for Project Ride in Elk Grove.
Fishman is a graduate of CSU Sacramento with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He and his wife live in Arden Park and are the parents of two daughters.
Zip codes in Ward 3:
95608, 95624, 95626, 95660, 95811, 95814, 95815, 95816, 95817, 95819, 95820, 95821, 95822, 95823, 95824, 95825, 95826, 95827, 95828, 95829, 95830, 95833, 95841, 95864
Director Genevieve Shiroma, Ward 4
Genevieve Shiroma was first elected to the SMUD Board of Directors in November 1998. She represents Ward 4, which includes Curtis Park, Land Park, Greenhaven, Pocket, Walnut Grove and part of Elk Grove. She served as president of the Board in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.
Shiroma serves on the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, to which she was first appointed by the governor of California in May 1999 and was designated as Chair in January 2017 by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Prior to her appointment, she worked for the California Air Resources Board for more than 20 years. During this time she worked on air quality regulations and programs to identify toxic air contaminants and reduce air pollutants from power plants, consumer products, landfills, hazardous waste disposal, pesticide use, and other industrial sources. She last served as chief of the Air Quality Measures Branch.
A native of Acampo in San Joaquin County, Shiroma is married and lives in Curtis Park. She volunteers in the community and has served on the boards of the Sierra-Curtis Neighborhood Association, United Way California Capital Region, and B Street Theatre. Shiroma currently serves on the Planned Parenthood Mar Monte board and is Co-Chair of the Friends Committee for My Sister's House. She is a senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum, Mountain Valley Chapter.
Shiroma graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor's degree in material science and engineering.
Zip codes in Ward 4:
95615, 95624, 95632, 95639, 95690, 95757, 95758, 95814, 95817, 95818, 95820, 95822, 95823, 95825, 95827, 95828, 95831, 95832
Director Rob Kerth, Ward 5
Rob Kerth was elected in 2014 to fill a term on the SMUD Board of Directors which will expire at the end of 2016. Kerth was previously elected to the SMUD Board in November 2008 and served a four-year term. He represents Ward 5, which includes midtown, downtown, North Sacramento, Natomas, Rio Linda and Elverta. Kerth served as Board President in 2015.
Kerth is a third-generation Sacramentan and former two-term city councilman who got his start in public service as a neighborhood activist for the historic Woodlake district of North Sacramento. While on the Sacramento City Council, he was recognized as a major force for revitalization efforts not only in his district but also in other long-established neighborhoods.
During his time with the city of Sacramento, Kerth also specialized in regional problem-solving. His assignments included the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, Sacramento Regional Transit District and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency. Kerth developed notable expertise on infrastructure issues throughout the six-county Sacramento region.
Kerth founded Ice Unlimited, which brought Sacramento and Folsom their original holiday ice rinks. He is also responsible for the design of ice rinks in Sacramento's Arco Arena and at Squaw Valley U.S.A.
A graduate of Stanford University, Kerth holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering with an emphasis in controls and systems. He and his family still live in Woodlake, less than three blocks from his childhood home.
Zip codes in Ward 5:
95626, 95660, 95673, 95678, 95811, 95814, 95815, 95816, 95817, 95818, 95819, 95821, 95823, 95825, 95826, 95833, 95834, 95835, 95836, 95837, 95838
Director Dave Tamayo, Ward 6
Dave Tamayo was elected to the SMUD Board in 2014. He represents Ward 6, which includes the Meadowview, Oak Park, Parkway, Airport, and Valley Hi neighborhoods.
Tamayo has lived in the Fruitridge Manor neighborhood of south Sacramento since 1989, where he raised his family and has long been active in community affairs. He has led efforts to establish science programs and gardens in local schools, co-founded his neighborhood association, and successfully advocated for public parks, affordable housing, and urban infill. He led successful efforts to bring a “tot lot” playground to Fruitridge Manor and to adopt the sewer district's infill development ordinance.
Tamayo has served on a number of public boards and commissions, including the South Sacramento Planning Advisory Committee, the Sacramento Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District. He is currently the president of the California Structural Pest Control Board, where he works with industry to support improvements in consumer protection and professional standards. He also has served on the boards of the nonprofit Sacramento Mutual Housing Association, Sacramento County Alliance of Neighborhoods, and the Sacramento Urban Creeks Council.
Tamayo is an environmental scientist for Sacramento County, where he has worked since 1992. He is recognized as a public policy leader in protecting natural resources by effectively influencing state and federal environmental regulations. He wrote the County storm water pollution ordinance, co-founded the region's River Friendly Landscaping Program, and helped create local, statewide, and national integrated pest management programs. Tamayo serves in an advisory capacity to the University of California Integrated Pest Management Program, US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, California Department of Pesticide Regulation, and the National Pest Management Association. Prior to working for the County, he owned a wholesale seafood business in San Francisco and was an electrician and a whitewater rafting guide.
Tamayo holds a bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley and a master's degree in entomology and nematology from the University of Florida, Gainesville. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, canoeing, and whitewater kayaking.
Zip codes in Ward 6:
95758, 95816, 95817, 95818, 95820, 95822, 95823, 95824, 95825, 95826, 95827, 95828, 95829, 95832
Board President, Director Bill Slaton, Ward 7
Bill Slaton was first elected to the SMUD Board of Directors in November 2002 to represent Ward 7, which includes North Highlands, Carmichael, Antelope and Foothill Farms. He served as the Board President in 2013 and 2005. He served as Vice President of the Board in 2016 and is the current Board President for 2017.
A Sacramento-area resident since 1974, Slaton lives with his family in Carmichael. He is active in community and religious affairs throughout the region. Slaton is a former chairman of the board of KVIE-Channel 6, Sacramento's public television station and a past member of Point West Rotary. He is also a former president of the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region and is a co-founder of the Jewish Community Foundation of the West.
Slaton also serves on the Policy Makers Council (PMC) of the American Public Power Association. APPA is the national trade association for more than 2,000 public power agencies across the U.S. The PMC is composed of 40 elected officials who govern public power agencies and who advocate in Washington on behalf of their customers. He served as the chair of PMC in 2014.
In 2012, Slaton was appointed by Governor Brown to serve on the California Public Employees Retirement System Board of Administration representing local government agencies. He was re-appointed by the governor in 2015.
Slaton graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor's degree in business administration. His professional career focused on arranging financing for public agency information technology projects throughout the Western states.
Zip codes in Ward 7:
95608, 95621, 95626, 95628, 95652, 95660, 95673, 95821, 95824, 95825, 95838, 95841, 95842, 95843, 95864