ORUD's New General Manager

Friday, October 6, 2017

OAK RIDGE, TN, October 6, 2017 – The Board of Commissioners of Oak Ridge Utility District is pleased to announce the arrival of a new General Manager, Sue Kristjansson. With more than 17 years in the energy industry, Kristjansson brings strong leadership and knowledge to the position. “I’m excited to be able to capitalize on my experiences and continue growing the use of clean natural gas in the Oak Ridge area, while maintaining ORUD’s record of excellent customer service,” said Kristjansson. Kristjansson’s career started at San Diego Gas and Electric with a move a few years later to Southern California Gas Company. Known as a vocal advocate for natural gas energy, Kristjansson has contributed to policy, legislative, and regulatory issues along with developing strategic plans to grow the residential market in Southern California. Kristjansson also has valuable experience in budget planning, customer communications and outreach, and brand management. Not only ORUD customers, but the community at large, will benefit from her unique blend of skills and talents. Kristjansson brings a history of participating fully in her community, from service on city council to initiating and forming a Boys and Girls Club to serving on a United Way Board. Kristjansson shared, “I look forward to living in Oak Ridge—it’s a beautiful setting that encourages an upgrade in lifestyle. Less time in traffic will allow more balanced use of my time and I’m ready to explore the area and get involved.” When asked how Kristjansson’s background will benefit ORUD employees and customers, Jim Rushton, Board Commissioner, replied “Sue is an energetic, community-oriented, senior manager in the natural gas business. Her focus on customers and her experience will enable continued growth of ORUD services and residential and business development in the Oak Ridge area.” Oak Ridge Utility District of Anderson and Roane Counties, Tennessee is an independent non-profit natural gas utility currently serving approximately 13,000 customers. The office is located at 120 S Jefferson Circle in Oak Ridge.