ATLANTA and ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- North Highland executive Linda Ferrone has been appointed to the governing board of the OUC, the second largest municipal utility in Florida. Ferrone, who is a vice president for the global consulting firm and its office leader for Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville, will serve a four-year term for the 88-year-old organization that provides electric and water services to more than 221,000 customers in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. The OUC board confirmed Ferrone's nomination on Jan. 10.
"Linda Ferrone is a recognized business leader," said OUC general manager and CEO Ken Ksionek. "Her track record of success, both in the boardroom and in the community, will further enhance our commission and serve our customers very well."
Ferrone has more than 20 years of experience working with companies on such issues as strategic planning, project and program management and supply chain management. She has previously held management positions with Ernst & Young, Radiant Systems and Quaker Oats Company. She holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University.
Ferrone also has extensive civic involvement in Orlando and in several other cities where she has lived and worked. She is on the board of trustees for the Orlando Science Center, is a member of the Disney Entrepreneur Center 100 Club, is active with the Metro Orlando Economic Development Council and the Mennello Museum of American Art, where she is a former trustee. She has also provided services to the Children's Museum of Atlanta, and was on the board of the YMCA in Alpharetta, Georgia.
"I am honored and excited to begin my service to the OUC," said Ferrone. "The OUC provides a vital service to citizens of the Orlando area and I look forward to joining with my fellow board members to help guide it over the next four years."
Four appointed members and the City of Orlando mayor comprise the OUC Board of Commissioners. The commissioners serve four-year terms without pay.
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