UTC Announces Staffing Changes
Thursday, February 10, 2022 | Comments

Utilities Technology Council (UTC) President and CEO Sheryl Osiene-Riggs announced a round of strategic new hires and promotions that she said will strengthen UTC’s leadership structure, enabling the organization to more effectively service its members and respond to a rapidly changing industry environment by shaping the future of utility mission critical technologies.

The three new hires, which will bolster UTC’s senior management staff, are:
• Teesa Banks, will serve in the role of chief of staff. Banks is responsible for overseeing UTC’s daily operations and individual departments. She also heads the organization’s human resources department. Banks comes to UTC with extensive experience in organizational leadership, human resource management, and compliance. She received her master’s degree from Troy University in Troy, Alabama.
• Menen Fantay, will serve as UTC’s Vice President, Operations. Fantay is responsible for ensuring the organization’s daily business practices meet its operational goals. She returns to UTC with a broad and extensive understanding of business administration, finance and information technology. Fantay received her bachelor’s degree from Strayer University and studied for her master’s degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
• Peter Wilson willserve as director of communications. Wilson is responsible for developing and coordinating the organization’s strategic messaging and stakeholder outreach. He is a Washington, D.C.,-based communications professional with expertise working with nonprofits, trade associations, and national public relations (PR) firms. Wilson received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.

“I’m excited and proud to welcome Teesa, Menen, and Peter to the UTC staff, where in a short time they are already making their presence known,” Osiene-Riggs said. “UTC is a small but mighty team, and I know they will work hard and tirelessly to make sure we and our members stay at the forefront an exciting time for our industry, when the utilities, telecom, and technology industries are more connected than ever before.”
Osiene-Riggs also announced the promotion of Christopher Brent to manager, membership and meetings. Brent is responsible for onboarding new UTC members and servicing existing members, as well as overseeing UTC’s webinar program and managing UTC’s regional and national events. He received his bachelor’s degree from Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania.

“Christopher’s promotion is the result of his hard work and dedication, and it’s richly deserved,” Osiene-Riggs said. “I couldn’t be more proud of him for helping to move our meetings program forward in exciting new directions, and he has built deep relationships with our members that have earned their respect and trust.”

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