Gibson Selected Next CU General Manager

Oct 17, 2019

CU Board Selects Gary Gibson as Next General Manager

Gary Gibson

Gary Gibson, CU’s next General Manager

The Board of Public Utilities has announced that Gary Gibson, presently the Associate General Manger for Customer Operations and Communications at CU, will become the next General Manger for City Utilities. Gibson is expected to begin his new duties mid-December following the previously announced retirement of current General Manager Scott Miller. As the municipal utility enters its 75th year, the new General Manager will be responsible for moving all areas of the utility forward and strategically setting goals for all areas.

“Gary has a strong technical background in electric, natural gas, water, and broadband areas,” said Joe Reynolds, Board of Public Utilities Chair. “Coupled with his passion for customer service, community and national engagement, and his vision for the future of the utility, made him the unanimous choice of the board.”

Mr. Gibson has been employed with City Utilities for 28 years and has served in numerous leadership and management roles in multiple areas of the utility.

“The employees of City Utilities have built a reputation and led CU to being one of the top municipal utilities in the country,” said Gary Gibson. “I am excited and humbled to lead this group of people dedicated to serving our community. I plan to build on the solid foundation with an eye to engage with our customers and provide additional value to our community.”

The search committee utilized the services of Mycoff Fry Partners, LLC recruiters and received over 20 qualified applications for the position. The position has a compensation plan with the following:

  • Annual salary of $308,000 with benefits consistent with all non-union employees with two exceptions.
    • The GM has an employment contract that is one year in length and is annually reviewed and evaluated by the Board of Public Utilities.
    • The GM receives a vehicle allowance.

City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a progressive, community-owned utility serving 320 square miles in southwest Missouri since 1945 with electricity, natural gas, water, broadband, and public transportation services. City Utilities is overseen by a governing board composed of local citizens. Over 115,000 CU customers enjoy electricity prices among the lowest in the United States, the convenience of one bill for all utilities, and dependable hometown services delivered with a personal touch.