Washington, D.C., March 7, 2011 — William R. Moroney, who has served as the President and CEO of the Utilities Telecom Council for more than 13 years, announced that he will be retiring from the organization in 2011.
In his announcement to the UTC Board, Moroney said, “I am proud to have played a part in either expanding or creating what our members tell us are very valuable services.” He added, “It has been a wonderful opportunity to have served as UTC’s president and chief executive. It has been an equally extraordinary honor to serve an industry that is at its heart and soul so committed to service in support of the communities they serve.”
In accepting Moroney’s resignation, UTC Chairman of the Board Troy C. West, General Manager — Technology and Corporate Services, Cleco Corp., said, “Bill has been a great leader, helping UTC grow and evolve to meet the changing telecom and IT needs of our industry.”
Moroney has led UTC through a period of great change in the industry and during which a number of key programs were implemented to enhance member benefits, including:
Expansion of UTC’s educational offerings through UTC’s Annual Conference, regional meetings, webinars and a new professional certification program.
International growth through locally lead organizations in Canada and Europe.
Creation of the UtiliSite Council, to address utility partnerships with wireless carriers and the Smart Networks Council, to coordinate UTC’s smart grid activities.
Building strong relationships with and marketing channels for UTC’s utility members’ technology partners through UTC’s Annual Conference and other events, quarterly Journal, and customized market research.
UTC’s leadership has begun the process of finding a new UTC president and chief executive. Moroney will remain in the position until a successor is selected to ensure a smooth transition.
Prior to joining UTC as its CEO in June 1998, Moroney had served as the president/CEO of several other technology focused trade associations including the Electronic Messaging Association, the Business Quality Messaging Forum, the MultiMedia Telecommunications Association, the National Automated Clearing House Association and the Electronic Funds Transfer Association. Prior to entering the trade association field, he had worked as a broadcast journalist and on national political campaigns.
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