Connie Durcsak appointed president and CEO of Utilities Telecom Council
Connie E. Durcsak has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), effective July 1.
Durcsak will join UTC from PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association, where she has served as its senior director, member and industry services and as its DAS Forum’s Executive Director. She will succeed William R. Moroney, who is retiring on June 30 after serving as UTC’s President and CEO since 1998.
"Connie brings industry knowledge and experience that will be very beneficial to UTC and its members. She has the leadership skills and enthusiasm required to lead UTC confidently into the future," says Ron Beck, UTC’s chairman of the board and network engineer, Central Lincoln People's Utility District.
"Connie’s current focus on wireless issues, spectrum management, and frequency coordination combined with her ability to set the strategic direction of advocacy efforts have great synergies with UTC’s strategic goals moving forward," Beck adds. "I and the rest of the UTC Board of Directors look forward to working with her on the issues that lie ahead."
Prior to joining PCIA in 2002, Durcsak worked as a senior process engineer with RGS Associates and a principal consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she helped complex organizations tackle their most difficult challenges. She holds a Masters in Business from Marymount University and a Bachelors of Arts in Education from Acadia University in Nova Scotia.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to work with UTC's Board, members, and staff to continue to grow the activities of a dynamic association," Durcsak says. "Information and communications technology is the backbone of energy and water utilities and the key to driving next-generation technologies. It is essential that UTC continues to serve as the aggressive voice of critical infrastructure communications in order to meet the challenges we face as an industry on Capitol Hill and with regulators. I’m thrilled to get started."
The UTC is a global, full-service trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business, regulatory, and technological environment for members. Founded in 1948, UTC has evolved into a dynamic organization that represents the broad communications interests of electric, gas, and water utilities; natural gas pipelines; other critical infrastructure entities; and other industry stakeholders.