Columbus, Neb. – Three promotions were announced regarding the senior management team at Nebraska Public Power District by President and CEO Pat Pope,
Tom Kent was promoted to the position of Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Tim Arlt was named Vice-President and General Manager of Retail, and Robyn Tweedy was appointed Vice-President and Chief Information Officer.
“For the last eight plus years I’ve been blessed with a relatively small, but very capable group of vice presidents,” Pope noted in making the announcement to District employees. “While the group’s small size has made communication and consensus building easier, it has also limited development opportunities at the senior level. That needs to change as we anticipate the retirements that are sure to come down the road.”
Kent was named Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for NPPD in 2011 and has 30 years of electric utility experience and has held positions at Cooper Nuclear Station and in NPPD’s retail division. Prior to joining the senior management team, he was Manager of Transmission and Distribution. Kent holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition, he has completed the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives through MIT. Kent is a registered professional electrical engineer and a veteran of the United States Navy.
Previously, Tim Arlt served as General Manager of Retail Operations since 2011. Prior to that he served as System Control Manager, Key Account Manager, and Contracts Manager. He has been with NPPD since 1980 and he holds an associate degree in electrical technology from Southeast Community College, a bachelor’s in business management from Concordia College, and a master’s in business administration from Wayne State.
Previous to being named Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Tweedy had most recently served as Manager of Retail Technology, Billing, and Customer Care and Customer Care Business Manager. A District employee for 13 years, Tweedy holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota and a master’s in business administration from Wayne State.
The new positions are effective January 1, 2020.