Executive Management

SMUD executives

  • Arlen Orchard
    Chief Executive Officer & General Manager
  • Frankie McDermott
    Chief Generation & Grid Assets Officer
  • Paul Lau
    Chief Grid Strategy & Operations Officer
  • Jim Tracy
    Chief Financial Officer, Finance & Enterprise Planning
  • Nicole Howard
    Chief Customer Officer, Customer & Community Services
  • Cindy Kelly
    Chief Information Officer, Information Technology
  • Gary King
    Chief Workforce Officer
  • Michael Gianunzio
    Chief Legislative & Regulatory Officer
  • Laura Lewis
    Chief Legal Officer

SMUD departments by function

Click on departments for contact information

Generation & Grid Assets
Grid Assets
Iowa Hill Development
Power Generation
Entertainment & Sports Complex Development

Grid Strategy & Operations
Grid Operations
Grid Planning
Energy Trading and Contracts
Energy Research & Development

Finance & Enterprise Planning
Accounting & Controller
Budget, Enterprise Performance & Risk Mgmt.
Resource Planning & Pricing
Treasury / Treasurer

Customer & Community Services
Customer Operations
Marketing & Corporate Communications
Customer Retail Strategy
Customer Solutions
Community Relations

Workforce
Project Development & Facilities
Workforce Health & Safety
Human Resource Services
Organization Workforce Development
Procurement, Warehouse & Fleet

Information
Information Technology
Information Technology Projects
Information Technology Operations

Legislative and Regulatory
Reliability Compliance & Coordination
State and Federal Government

General Counsel
Legal

   

SMUD departments alphabetically

Click on departments for contact information.

Accounting & Controller

Budget, Enterprise Performance & Risk Mgmt.

Community Relations

Customer Operations

Customer Retail Strategy

Customer Solutions

Energy Trading and Contracts

Energy Research & Development

Entertainment & Sports Complex Development

Grid Assets

Grid Operations

Grid Planning

Human Resource Services

Information Technology

Information Technology Projects

Information Technology Operations

Iowa Hill Development

Legal

Marketing & Corporate Communications

Organization Workforce Development

Power Generation

Procurement, Warehouse & Fleet

Project Development & Facilities

Reliability Compliance & Coordination

Resource Planning & Pricing

State and Federal Government

Treasury / Treasurer

Workforce Health & Safety

Grid Assets

Grid Assets is responsible for delivering energy to SMUD's retail customers, operating the distribution system, including emergency response; designing and constructing new services, and designing, constructing, modifying and maintaining SMUD's transmission and distribution systems.

Mike Wirsch, Senior Director
916-732-6754
 |   Mike.Wirsch@smud.org

Iowa Hill Development

SMUD is studying the potential for building a pumped-storage system near Iowa Hill, a few miles from Camino in El Dorado County. This would be an addition to our existing hydroelectric system. It would expand SMUD's production of clean energy in our region, help meet peak demand for power, and allow us to integrate additional supplies of intermittent wind and solar energy, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.

Scott Flake, Senior Director
916-732-6174
 |   Scott.Flake@smud.org

Power Generation

The Power Generation group provides operation and maintenance for SMUD assets that generate electrical power from a diverse mix of resources including hydro, thermal, wind and solar.

Chris Moffitt, Director
916-732-7417
 |   Chris.Moffitt@smud.org

Substations, Telecomm & Metering Assets

This section is awaiting a description.

Mike Deis, Director
916-732-6259
 |   Mike.Deis@smud.org

Entertainment & Sports Complex Development

SMUD is supporting the development of the region's new Sacramento Entertainment & Sports Center (ESC) and adjacent Sacramento Downtown Plaza Tower. Our department's initial work includes supporting key pre-construction and demolition efforts, and removal of all on-site SMUD equipment from facilities located within demolition footprint. In addition, SMUD continues to collaborate with the Sacramento Kings' in the design of a highly reliable and energy efficient electrical service plan that supports the project's expedited schedule and unique sustainability goals.

Greg Hribar, Director
916-732-6290
 |   Greg.Hribar@smud.org

Line Assets

This section is awaiting a description.

Ed LaBranch, Director
916-732-5719
 |   Ed.LaBranch@smud.org

Grid Operations

Grid Operations consists of the assets which remotely control/monitor fuel to generation sources and operate, manage and deliver generated electrical energy to SMUD's distribution system. Grid Operations also operates the Balancing Authority that includes transmission/generation facilities for WAPA, USBR, City of Roseville, City of Redding, Modesto Irrigation District, and the 500kV COTP, which stretches SMUD's operational control from the California-Oregon border to south of Modesto.

Mark Willis, Director
916-732-5451
 |   Mark.Willis@smud.org

Grid Planning

Grid Planning develops short-term and long-term system plans for SMUD's transmission and distribution grid to meet load serving capability, reliability and regulatory compliance requirements.

Maria Veloso-Koenig, Director
916-732-5794
 |   Maria.Veloso_Koenig@smud.org

Energy Trading & Contracts

Energy Trading and Contracts is responsible for the development, procurement and administration of long, medium and short-term power, electric transmission and natural gas contracts. This department also manages the day-to-day dispatch of generation resources and market trading activities to maintain adequate, cost-effective supplies of natural gas to SMUD's thermal generation units and electrical energy to customers.

Steve Sorey, Director
916-732-6521
 |   Steve.Sorey@smud.org

Energy Research & Development

The Energy Research and Development segment is responsible for researching new and emerging technologies, developing demonstration projects and assisting with implementing new technologies into various SMUD program offerings.

Vicky Zavattero, Director
916-732-5483
 |   Victoria.Zavattero@smud.org

Distribution System Operations

This section is awaiting a description.

This position is currently vacant  |   Firstname.Lastname@smud.org

Accounting & Controller

The Accounting Department is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a system of accounting policies, records, and controls, which enables SMUD to produce timely and accurate financial statements and reporting.

Sandra Moorman, Director, Controller
916-732-6957
 |   Sandra.Moorman@smud.org

Budget, Enterprise Performance & Risk Management

This department ensures that resources are planned so SMUD meets its overall operational and financial targets. It works with all SMUD departments to evaluate, measure and optimize the resources needed to achieve strategic goals. The risk management team monitors and assess risk in support of risk based planning and mitigation.

Jennifer Davidson, Director
916-732-6521
 |   Jennifer.Davidson@smud.org

Resource Planning & Pricing

Resource Planning prepares SMUD's resource plan and plan updates that include targets for system demand (required load serving capability), system energy sales, renewable energy and greenhouse gasses. Pricing develops and designs retail prices for SMUD's nearly 600,000 customers.

Scott Martin, Director
916-732-6872
 |   Scott.Martin@smud.org

Treasury / Treasurer

The Treasury group is responsible for SMUD's cash management, debt management and insurance activities.

Noreen Roche-Carter, Director, Treasurer
916-732-6509
 |   Noreen.Roche-Carter@smud.org

Customer Operations

This group delivers first-class service to our customers and empowers them with solutions and options to increase energy efficiency, protect the environment, reduce global warming and lower the cost to serve our region.

Tracy Carlson, Director
916-732-7248
 |   Tracy.Carlson@smud.org

Marketing & Corporate Communication

The Marketing department promotes SMUD programs and is responsible for developing and upholding the SMUD brand. Research develops information that helps SMUD decision-makers. Corporate Communications helps SMUD get its messages to employees and the world.

Farres Everly, Director
916-732-6478
 |   Farres.Everly@smud.org

Community Relations

This group reaches out to our diverse customer base at the grassroots level and makes sure SMUD remains a part of the community.

Erica Manuel
916-732-6476
  |   Erica.Manuel@smud.org

Customer Retail Strategy

Customer Retail Strategy (CRS) sets the Customer Services business unit direction by strategically designing and aligning the business unit's initiatives with SMUD's goals and objectives. CRS is responsible for the development and positioning of our products and services relevant to rapidly changing customer needs and market dynamics.

Rachel Huang, Director
916-732-6930
 |   Rachel.Huang@smud.org

Customer Solutions

The Customer Solutions (Programs and Services) department is responsible for the implementation and delivery of energy efficiency, special assistance, renewable energy/distributed generation, revenue/customer advantage, green/carbon, demand response and commercial account management services and solutions to SMUD's customer's.

Ed Hamzawi, Director
916-732-5449
 |   Ed.Hamzawi@smud.org

Project Development & Facilities

Project Development & Facilities is a multifunctional organization supporting the needs of SMUD operating units. The department manages major development projects including renovation of SMUD's iconic Headquarters building. It builds and maintains SMUD facilities, delivers the mail and provides repro and printing services.

Gary King, Chief Workforce Officer
916-732-6087
 |   Gary.King@smud.org

Workforce Health & Safety

Health and Safety Services provides customers and employees with responsible health and safety guidance and service, and promotes strategic directives and initiatives.

Angie Robinson, Director
916-732-6940
 |   Angie.Robinson@smud.org

Human Resource Services

Human Resource responsibilities include compensation and selection, labor relations, fair employment and payroll and benefits.

Carlos Diaz, Director
916-732-6355
 |   Carlos.Diaz@smud.org

Organization Workforce Development

This department develops strategic programs, including learning and development approaches, to improve individual and organization effectiveness.

Dawn Miller, Director
916-732-5798
 |   Dawn.Miller@smud.org

Procurement, Warehouse & Fleet

This department maintains SMUD's inventory and warehouse systems and fleet, and operates the SMUD supply chain, which buys material and equipment for use in SMUD operations.

Attila Miszti, Director
916-732-6192
 |   Attila.Miszti@smud.org

Information Technology

Improving business processes, employee performance, and customer relationships by creating responsive, cost effective, and reliable information technology solutions.

Cindy Kelly, Chief Information Officer
916-732-5020
 |   Cindy.Kelly@smud.org

Information Technology Projects

IT Projects develops and delivers software solutions that keep SMUD running -- internally and for SMUD customers -- everything from SMUD's accounting to customer billing systems. The department looks to new software solutions to drive business efficiencies and make it easy for customers to business with SMUD. IT Projects also assures existing systems are optimized and available throughout the organization.

Marty Katz, Director
916-732-6170
 |   Marty.Katz@smud.org

Information Technology Operations

Information Technology Operations is responsible for the operations of our applications and technology infrastructure. This includes maintaining the desktop, servers, storage, networks, databases and IT procurements.

Suresh Kotha, Senior Director
916-732-5496
 |   Suresh.Kotha@smud.org

Reliability Compliance & Coordination

This department manages the internal compliance programs associated with the FERC/NERC/WECC reliability requirements and SMUD's compliance audits. It also manages revisions and new developments involving reliability rules and regulations, ensuring coordination with external and internal experts and officials.

James Leigh-Kendall, Director
916-732-5357
 |   James.Leigh-Kendall@smud.org

State and Federal Government group

This group manages and monitors legislation having potential impacts on SMUD. It also advocates SMUD's positions and strategies.

Brenda Fotos, state legislation
916-732-6860
 |   Brenda.Fotos@smud.org

Larry Luong, federal legislation
916-732-6130
 |   Lawrence.Luong@smud.org

Tim Tutt, state regulatory
916-732-5038
 |   Timothy.Tutt@smud.org