Michelle Kirby currently manages the PMO for Grid Strategy and Operations for Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD). She brings a variety of experience in project performance and measurement across different industries and business units. Over the last 9 years at SMUD, she has created Business Unit PMOs for Energy Research & Development and for the utilities’ expansion into the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) market with the Community Energy Services business unit. She has also managed IT and Smart Grid projects as part of the DOE funded 127.5M Smart Grid Investment Grant. Prior to SMUD, Michelle managed projects for Wells Fargo Business Banking, including IT applications and Mergers & Acquisitions projects. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a MBA in International Business and Finance from Santa Clara University, with an undergraduate degree in Economics from UC Davis.