Who We Are

We are a community of business professionals building a blueprint for the digital customer-centric utility of the future. This includes by defining and creating content, frameworks, standards, and the people who will lead us forward. 

Our members advance their personal, professional, and company goals through opportunities to influence the collaborative’s goals and building blocks. 

Who We Represent

Our membership body includes representatives from electricity, gas, water, and wastewater investor-owned utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and the vendors who support them.

Because of their value helping us with our transformation goals, the collaborative also welcome educators and researchers. Additionally, students interested in learning more about the utility industry can join for free.

Utility Engagement Opportunities

Get Started

You’re first question is likely, “How much time is this going to require?” We’re offering a 1/720 engagement opportunity. One hour out of the typical 720 hours you have each month is all you need to get started.

Visit our  calendar page and register for any or all of our open sessions. Can’t make it? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording. Don’t miss the On-Demand page!

Become a member of the collaborative and receive access to additional member-only leadership development opportunities including invitations to our incubator working groups focused on CX, Products & Services, Workforce Development, and Infrastructure Modernizations. 

How Mature is Your CX?

Benchmark Your CX Against Peer Utilities

Fill out a brief contact form to receive a private link to a short survey and we will send you survey results at no charge

Email Us to Inquire About Vendor Memberships

Utility 2030 Leadership Roles

board of directors

Team of Utility 2030 Founders and company executives representing electric, gas, water & wastewater, utilities.

advisory committee

Emerging or growing utility leaders and platinum member, vendor executives.

Meet Our Executive Board

Vanessa Edmonds

Co-founder, Executive Director & Board Chair

Jody Allison

VP Transformation

Algonquin Power &Utilities

Nicole Howard

Chief Customer Officer

SMUD


Frankie McDermott

Chief Energy Delivery Officer & Executive Sponsor of U2030 Leadership Development 

SMUD

Cecil McMaster

Business Information Officer

NYC Environmental Protection

Sean Vanslyke

CEO

SEMO Electric Cooperative 

Jack Doueck

Co-Founder

Utility 2030 Collaborative

Larry Leiken

Co-Founder

Utility 2030 Collaborative

Meet Our Advisory Committee

Christina Corcoran

Advisory Committee Chair & COO
Appos Advisors 

Brandy Bolden

Director Revenue Services & Operations

SMUD 

Bashir Bseirani

CEO

Avertra 

Theresa Burch

Customer Solutions, Billing & Payments

Puget Sound Energy

Tracy Carlson

Director, Community Energy Services 

SMUD

Katy Cook

Director Transformation Customer Operations & Strategy 

Liberty Utilities

Audra Dzraga

VP Operations 

Energy Central 

Kay Fuhrman

Executive Search Partner & Leadership Advisor

Heidrick & Struggles

Josh Gould

Director of Innovations

Duquesne Light

David Holmes

Director of Transformation Operations Strategy

Liberty Utilities

Chris Moyer

Senior Research Director

Zpryme

Dave Reim

President

Questline

James Riley

Partner

Appos Advisors

Dr. Randy Ross

Leadership Advisor/Author 

Remarkable!

EJ Schuck

Director of Revenue Mgmt

Duquesne Light

Mark Wilkinson

Senior Vice President 

IBEX

We offer no-cost memberships to educators, researchers & students

Developing Leaders

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This week’s question is, “As leaders, how do we embrace hope in the next generation?” As leaders, we have to show the next generation how to connect their personal passions to corporate objectives, leveraging their strengths and demonstrate passion to help solve problems.  



Advanced Connections Articles

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By definition, ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid (Oxford Languages). Many businesses, including utility companies, have been victimized by ransomware. In fact, 2020 saw the largest increase in global ransomware attacks to date. Specifically, Purplesec.us published the estimated cost of ransomware attacks at:
Blake Morgan, a writer for Forbes, says customer-centricity is one of the biggest, competitive advantages a company can have. “Instead of competing on price, more than two-thirds of companies now compete mostly on the base of customer experience,” she wrote in the article, “The 10 Most Customer-Obsessed Companies Of 2019.”

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