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Frankie McDermott Appointed SMUD Chief Customer Officer
[January 16, 2014]

Frankie McDermott Appointed SMUD Chief Customer Officer

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 15 -- The Sacramento Municipal Utility District issued the following news release: Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) General Manager and CEO John Di Stasio appointed Frankie McDermott as Chief Customer Officer. In his new role, McDermott will head SMUD's Customer and Community Services department.

McDermott runs SMUD's $1.4 billion retail electric business, including customer operations, services, and programs such as energy efficiency, renewables and advanced energy solutions. In addition, his role includes corporate strategy, brand, marketing, communications, and economic and community development, advancing SMUD's reputation and partnerships.

McDermott has been SMUD's Customer Services Director since 2010, and in that role he was responsible for SMUD's overall retail strategy. He has been responsible for managing the changing relationships with customers as SMUD moves forward with its smart grid projects. In April 2012, SMUD completed installing smart meters for its more than 600,000 business and residential customers.

McDermott joined SMUD in 2003. He previously held management roles in the semiconductor industry at NEC Electronics in Roseville, California and in Ireland. After engineering school in Ireland, he earned an MBA from Golden Gate University and completed the Berkeley Advanced Management Program at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He lives in Fair Oaks and has three children and two grandchildren.

McDermott replaces Elisabeth Brinton who held the executive slot since 2008. Brinton accepted an executive position with C3 Energy in Redwood City.

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