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Posted on Feb 15, 2016

Grant PUD appoints new GM

Staff report

EPHRATA — Grant PUD commissioners on Tuesday appointed former CFO Kevin Nordt as the new general manager, effective June 3.
The appointment 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.
Commissioners have not yet set a salary for Nordt, PUD spokesman Chuck Allen said. Nordt’s salary is expected to be set at a future commissioners meeting.
Commission President Tom Flint praised Nordt.
“The utility is in a strong position today and, with Kevin in the GM role, we are going to grow even stronger,” Flint said. “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.”
Nordt joined Grant PUD in 2004 and brings more than 25 years of experience to the position.
“This is a definite change in positions but not a change in direction of the utility,” Nordt said. “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.”
Before his appointment on Tuesday, Nordt served as the CFO and was the director of power management at Grant PUD.
Prior to working at Grant PUD, he worked with regional utilities, including Portland General Electric and Energy Northwest.

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