EPHRATA, Wash.— Grant PUD Commissioners announced the appointment of former Chief Financial Officer Kevin Nordt as the new general manager effective June 3, 2016 during their normal business meeting today. Nordt joined Grant PUD in 2004 and brings more than 25 years of experience to the position.
The appointment by Commissioners follows a succession plan submitted by former General Manager Tony Webb in January. Webb will continue with the utility in a senior leadership capacity and assist with the transition over the coming months.
“The utility is in a strong position today and, with Kevin in the GM role, we are going to grow even stronger,” said Commission President Tom Flint. “Our current position reinforces that the timing is right for the utility to transition to a new leader. We have accomplished incredible things in the past few years under Tony’s outstanding leadership and I am confident that Kevin will continue to build on that momentum.”
“This is a definite change in positions but not a change in direction of the utility,” shared Nordt. “Tony and I have been in sync with the direction the utility needs to head all along. We have accomplished great things over these past few years in spite of incredible odds. I respect the direction Tony has taken the utility and am grateful to have him on the Grant PUD team.”
Prior to his appointment as general manager, Nordt served as the CFO, and was the director of power management at Grant PUD. He has a bachelor of science degree in mathematical physics from St. John’s University, a master of science degree in nuclear engineering and engineering physics from the University of Wisconsin and additional graduate work in computational finance at Oregon Graduate Institute. Prior to working at Grant PUD he worked with regional utilities including Portland General Electric and Energy Northwest.
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