OPPD’s CEO Selection Process Advances As Board Announces Finalist For The Position

OPPD News Release, April 28, 2021

During a special board meeting this morning, the Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors announced they have named a finalist to potentially lead the utility when Timothy J. Burke retires July 2. While no action was taken today, directors announced  Javier Fernandez as the final candidate for the chief executive officer position. They plan to officially vote on the final CEO selection at their next monthly meeting May 20 at 5 p.m. The board’s selection comes after conducting interviews over the past several weeks with five, highly-skilled internal candidates. Continue reading here.

Virtual Meet & Greet

Prior to the board making a final decision, OPPD is giving the public an opportunity to meet Javier Fernandez, learn more about his background, experience and thoughts about the future.

OPPD will host a virtual meet-and-greet event on Monday, May 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. If interested in attending, Webex registration information is coming soon and can be found on this Community Connect page: CEO Transition.

Read more about Javier Fernandez here:

Family led Fernandez to his OPPD ‘family’