Under the new structure, former Engineering Manager Wes Gray will become Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for Engineering, Substation, Meter, Line, and System Control. Rob Hanny, former IT Manager, will assume the role of Chief Information Officer with responsibility for Information Technology and Communications, Records, Fleet/Facilities, and Storeroom. Doug Streeter will remain in his role as Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for Accounting and Customer Service. Former Assistant General Manager Doug Smith will become Chief Administrative Officer with responsibility for Power Supply, Energy Services, and General Administration.
In addition to the four Chief Officers, the Human Resources Director, Safety & Environmental Director, Communications and Government Relations Director, and General Counsel will report directly to the General Manager. “We’re hopeful the new structure will allow for better communication across departments,” said Skolrood. “We wanted to put the new system in place prior to hiring the new General Manager, because we believe it will help define the skill set we’re looking for in that position.”
The PUD is currently accepting applications for the General Manager’s position. Information about the position and instructions for applying are available at www.ghpud.org.