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TDPUD Announces the hiring of new CFO Michael Salmon

Post Date:04/28/2020

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Media Contact: Steven Poncelet

Truckee Donner PUD



For Immediate Release


TDPUD Announces Hire of new Chief Financial Officer

Longtime local Michael Salmon joins executive leadership team.

Truckee, Calif. (April 22, 2020) –Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) is pleased to announce that Michael Salmon has joined the executive leadership team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Mr. Salmon beat out a talented pool of over 50 candidates in a nationwide search led by the executive recruitment firm Peckham & McKenney and supported by Pamela Hurt Associates.  The hiring process included the development of prioritized skill sets, an updated candidate profile, advertising and recruitment brochure and an innovative interviewing and selection process. 


Mr. Salmon was selected by an interview committee representative of staff, executive leadership and the board.  His educational background, professional experience, leadership and commitment to Truckee made him the obvious choice.  He has a dual bachelor of science degree in both accounting and finance and has worked professionally in this field since 1988.  Mr. Salmon was formerly the controller for Northstar and has been with the Tahoe Donner Association since 2007 where he was serving as director of finance and accounting.


“We are pleased to have Michael Salmon join our leadership team,” said Michael Holley, TDPUD general manager. “His skills and experience, plus fit with TDPUD’s mission and culture, will provide great value to our customers and community.” 

As CFO, Mr. Salmon’s responsibilities will be to provide leadership and direction to the district’s finance and accounting, customer service and human resources teams.  He brings a strong innovative approach to team dynamics with a values-based and solutions-oriented approach to leadership.  Mr. Salmon and his family have called Truckee/Tahoe home for more than 25 years making him a natural fit with the TDPUD and in the local community.



“I am thrilled to join this incredible organization and team,” said Salmon. “The TDPUD’s mission to provide safe, reliable, and affordable electric and water services to our community is critical to everyone’s success.”

Michael Salmon can be reached at 530-582-3969 or

About Truckee Donner PUD:

TDPUD is a public utility district created in 1927 and overseen by a locally-elected board of directors. TDPUD is a not-for-profit entity that provides the greater Truckee area with reliable and high-quality water and power services, while guiding the community to conserve resources. For more information about TDPUD, call 530-587-3896 or visit

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