Vermont Business Magazine The Town of Stowe Electric Commission today announced their selection of Jackie Pratt as the department’s next General Manager. Pratt will succeed Ellen Burt, who has been General Manager of Stowe Electric for the past 18 years.
Pratt comes to Stowe Electric from another municipally owned and operated electric distribution utility in New England, Shrewsbury (MA) Electric and Cable Operations, where she currently serves as Director of Advocacy & Customer Experience. Pratt received an MBA in Sustainable Business from Green Mountain College (Poultney, VT), and a BS in Communications from Clark University (Worcester, MA).
Dick Marron, the Chair of Stowe Electric Commission expressed optimism that the Stowe community will continue to be well-served by SED under the leadership of Pratt:
“The Electric Commission was looking for a candidate capable of leading SED through a period in which electric utilities need to support their customers in reducing their carbon footprint, while still providing electric service economically and reliably. We believe Jackie has outstanding skills to lead SED in doing so.”
Pratt added “As a municipal utility, it is imperative that the SED have an eye on fiscal, environmental, and community responsibilities to best meet the needs of ratepayers. I look forward to steering SED through the major electric industry transformation that is currently underway, while cultivating a culture of teamwork and innovation.”
Pratt will assume the General Manager position on October 17.
Beth Gilpin Consulting, LLC, an executive search professional, assisted Stowe Electric Commission with the search and selection.
Stowe Electric Department has provided reliable electricity and superior service to the community of Stowe since 1911. Today, Stowe Electric Department serves over 4,440 Residential and Commercial customers. Along with a commitment to supplying its ratepayers with clean, reliable energy at an affordable price, Stowe Electric Department continues to build upon its history of outstanding customer service and support.
9.23.2022. Stowe, Vt – Town of Stowe Electric Commission