January 12, 2016
Grant PUD announces potential leadership changes
General manager outlines transition plan for new leader
EPHRATA, Wash.— On January 12, Tony Webb announced a succession plan to Grant PUD commissioners which outlines his transition out of the General Manager role.
Per the proposed plan, Webb recommended that current Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Nordt assume the General Manager position effective June 2016. The succession plan fulfills a longstanding request by the board to ensure a seamless transition in anticipation of Webb’s eventual retirement from the utility. After Nordt assumes the position of general manager, Webb will continue to serve in a senior leadership capacity.
Tony Webb was appointed as General Manager in 2013 after serving in various leadership roles within the utility since 1990.
“I want to make sure that I leave this place in good hands,” said Webb. “The board has always wanted assurance that there would be strong leadership in place when I leave and I believe Kevin has the experience and abilities necessary to lead. I think this is an example of proactive succession planning which is critical to maintaining the continuity of operations here at Grant PUD.”
A resolution regarding the proposed succession plan will be reviewed by commissioners at their January 26 meeting before any formal action can be taken.
Kevin Nordt has over two decades of experience in the Northwest energy industry and has held various leadership roles within Grant PUD since his arrival to the utility in 2004.
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