(Westerville, Ohio) – Chris Monacelli has been named Westerville Electric Division (WED) Utility Manager after serving as interim manager for more than four months.
Moncelli started his career in Westerville in 2008 as accounting supervisor in the Finance office. In 2011, Monacelli moved into a role at WED as Finance Manager, working directly under Andy Boatright, who managed WED for nearly 20 years before accepting a position with the City of Independence Missouri Power and Light.
Monacelli will oversee operations for Westerville’s public power utility, serving more than 37,000 residents and 2,100 businesses. This includes managing a $48-plus million enterprise fund for operations, capital and power supply.
“The Westerville Electric Division has a stellar reputation, not only in the industry, but among our residents,” said Monacelli. “I’m humbled to take on this opportunity, and will work toward continuing the tradition of reliable power, competitive rates and an environment that promotes energy conservation, community engagement and customer service. I appreciate City leadership’s confidence in me to handle this responsibility and look forward to exceeding their expectations.”
In 2011, Monacelli led a seven-year project to upgrade outdated analog metering to digital meters. WED’s advanced metering initiative has completed the installation of approximately 6,800 meters, representing nearly half of all Westerville homes.
"Chris has proven himself to be a valuable asset to the City organization in every capacity in which he has served," said City Manager David Collinsworth. "His involvement in a variety of enterprise-wide initiatives supplements his work at the departmental level and demonstrates a personal commitment to the overall success of the City. I am confident in Chris's leadership and management skills and am pleased to be able to promote him into this important role for the Electric Division and C
Monacelli holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Akron, and is a graduate of the City of Westerville’s internal leadership development program. Monacelli holds certifications in project management and has been a team lead in the City’s two-year transition to its new comprehensive enterprise-wide software management system. He was nominated by his staff colleagues in 2013 with the “Excellence in Service” award.”
Monacelli is from Green, Ohio and lives in Westerville with his wife and two young children.
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