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Executive Management

  • 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

Generation & Grid Assets

Grid Strategy & Operations

Finance & Enterprise Planning

Customer & Community Services



Legislative & Regulatory

General Counsel