10 May Utilities Technology Council Appoints Former Board Chair Ron Beck as Interim President and CEO Beck has Decades of Involvement with the Association and the Utility Industry
Arlington, VA—May 10, 2023—The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) announced today that Ron Beck, former UTC Board Chair, will serve as the association’s Interim President and CEO.
Mr. Beck, who begins his duties today, will serve in the position until the UTC Board of Directors hires a permanent President and CEO.
“I can’t think of a better person to fill the role of Interim President and CEO than Ron,” said UTC Board Chair Dewey Day. “His decades of industry experience and service to UTC will give our members and staff the leadership and support necessary to keep moving UTC forward as it continues to serve our members and fulfill its mission of shaping utility mission-critical technologies by driving innovation, fostering collaboration, and influencing public policy,” Day continued.
Beck, Senior Network Engineer, Central Lincoln PUD, has a deep history of involvement with UTC, including serving as Board Chair from 2011-2012. Beck currently serves on the UTC Leadership Advisory Committee. He has also served as the association’s Technical Division Chair, Information Technology Section (now the IT/OT Committee) Chair, Regional Division Chair, and Region 9 Chair, among others.
Beck has worked as Senior Network Engineer at Oregon’s Central Lincoln PUD for nearly 31 years, joining the utility in July 1992. He is responsible for designing, engineering, and construction of the utility’s telecommunications systems, local and wide area networks, and cyber security systems. Beck also served nearly 20 years as Director-Zone 3 of the Lincoln County Public School District.
“It is an honor to be asked to serve UTC and its members as Interim President and CEO, and to lead an association that represents all types of utilities in all parts of the country,” said Beck. “As it turns 75 this year, I want to see UTC more active than ever, and my goal is to give UTC and its staff the support they need to continue to move forward and provide top-level service to our members and their communities.”