Todd Hileman, Denton’s City Manager, has selected George Morrow to be the General Manager for Denton Municipal Electric. Morrow is expected to begin his position late next month.
Morrow is an electric utility veteran with 39 years of industry experience. He has spent 23 of those years serving as a General Manager of not-for-profit utilities. He comes to Denton from the city of Azusa, CA where he is the Director of Utilities. Morrow began his career as a planning engineer and power contract negotiator with El Paso Electric Company, a private utility serving about 10,000 square miles in west Texas and southern New Mexico. He later served as Assistant General Manager of Pasadena Water and Power and as Electric Utility Director of Lodi Electric Utility – both community-owned electric utilities in California. He also served 11 years as the Director of Independence Power & Light in Missouri.
Mr. Morrow’s professional experience includes service on the Board of Directors of the American Public Power Association, the Southern California Public Power Authority, the Transmission Agency of Northern California, the California Municipal Utility Association, and the Financing Authority for Resource Efficiency of California. He has also served as President of the Consumers Electric Power Association (Missouri), President of the Missouri Association of Municipal Utilities, and Chairman of the Missouri Municipal Electric Utility Commission and the Missouri Public Utility Alliance.
Mr. Morrow holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Hileman began the selection process in August by working with California-based executive recruitment firm Ralph Andersen and Associates to launch a nation-wide search for candidates. A total of 111 applicants responded, and five finalists were chosen. In addition to being interviewed, these finalists participated in a community reception which gave residents the opportunity to meet with them and provide feedback.
Hileman welcomes Morrow to his new position. “I am confident that George has the knowledge and experience to successfully lead DME.”