Excellence at a Distance

Interview with SMUD CEO Arlen Orchard

Episode Summary

Arlen Orchard, CEO of SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) highlights the key lessons learned about remote work and remote leadership from navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode Notes

Arlen Orchard, who previously served as SMUD’s General Counsel, was named Chief Executive Officer and General Manager in April, 2014. He reports to the SMUD Board of Directors. As CEO, he leads the sixth largest community-owned electric utility in the nation serving a population of 1.5 million residents and managing a $1.7 billion budget.