SMUD General Manager & CEO announces retirement

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) General Manager and Chief Executive Officer John Di Stasio is retiring after more than 30 years at SMUD.

Di Stasio’s tenure at the helm includes many accomplishments, including keeping electric rates among the lowest in California, vastly improving reliability, and launching the SMUD SmartSacramento® smart grid project, which included completion of a successful smart meter deployment. Under his stewardship, SMUD continued its globally recognized leadership in renewable and sustainable energy and in energy efficiency as well as maintaining customer satisfaction to levels that are among the best in the state, region and nation.

Di Stasio joined SMUD in 1981. He was appointed general manager and CEO in June 2008. Di Stasio began his career in the industrial gas business for Liquid Air of North America in the Pacific Northwest.

Following Di Stasio’s retirement announcement, the SMUD Board of Directors is initiating the process of finding a successor.

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