Galt resident elected vice chair of United Way Board
Former SMUD assistant general manager Jim Shetler will help steer the organization

News Release

August 20, 2012 – Jim Shetler of Galt has been elected vice chair of the board of directors for United Way California Capital Region. He is a former SMUD assistant general manager.

Shetler served SMUD for more than 26 years before retiring in December 2011. He was appointed assistant general manager of energy supply in 2000 and was responsible for overseeing the purchase and sales of SMUD’s gas and electric commodities, the reliability of the transmission system, SMUD’s electric generating facilities and SMUD’s research and development efforts, including renewable portfolio standard. He oversaw 300 employees and an annual budget of more than $700 million.
Prior to this appointment, Shetler served as assistant general manager of customer services, deputy assistant general manager of operations and assistant general manager of nuclear support services. Before joining SMUD, Shetler worked for more than 13 years in the Babcock and Wilcox nuclear division. He holds a BS in chemical engineering from Clarkson University in New York.

Monica Baumann, an associate with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Barry Brundage, senior vice president of U.S. Bank, and Jeremiah Smith, executive vice president and chief financial officer of First Northern Bank, also were elected to new three-year terms on the United Way board of directors. Carolyn Mullins of AT&T was elected board chair.

“We have an outstanding board of highly engaged leaders who do a great job of representing the five counties we serve,” said Steve Heath, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “We and the community benefit greatly from their vision and expertise as we work to impact important issues in the areas of education, health and financial stability in our region.”

United Way is the region’s leading provider of innovative solutions on the community’s most pressing issues, including high school graduation rates, household financial stability and obesity. United Way’s team of nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers work together to provide positive, measurable results on these issues through United Way projects: STAR Readers, $en$e-Ability and Fit Kids. Community members can give, volunteer and advocate in support of the causes they care most about, benefiting United Way and hundreds of nonprofits in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. United Way is an independent, local affiliate of United Way Worldwide. For more information, visit