Ross serves as the Director, Power Generation at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), bringing over 30 years of direct utility experience and 23 years in leadership to his current role.
Ross is known for building high trust, high performing teams. He currently leads a group of 150 talented and dedicated employees in the pursuit of operational excellence as we transform how power is made in the face of a decarbonized future.
Under his leadership, his staff has achieved OSHA’s highest safety certification: Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) STAR Certification. His innovative and diverse teams have built and maintained one of the most energy efficient power generation fleets in the U.S., simultaneously increasing the output, efficiency and flexibility of existing assets while adding new renewable power sources such as wind and solar. SMUD’s 2,000+Megawatt generation portfolio is comprised of thermal, hydro, wind and solar facilities spread across and beyond SMUD’s service territory.
Ross is a Navy Veteran and sponsor of SMUD’s Military Employee Resources Group. He has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and an MBA in finance.