Metropolitan Utilities District’s board of directors promoted David DeBoer to senior vice-president, Chief Operations Officer, and Joseph Schaffart to senior vice-president, Chief Financial Officer, at their May 1 meeting. Both employees were selected for the positions among a field of internal and external candidates.
DeBoer has 22 years of service with the District and most recently served as vice-president, Marketing and Rates. Prior to joining the District, he was a project engineer for HDR Engineering and a senior design engineer for Omaha Public Power District. He received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and holds Professional Engineer and Certified Energy Manager certifications. In addition, DeBoer was an instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha – Peter Kiewit Institute and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Schaffart joined the District in 2013 and most recently served as vice-president, Accounting. Prior to joining the District, he held leadership roles in several companies including vice-president and controller for First Data Resources, senior director of Accounting for West Corporation, and manager of Cost Accounting for Northern Natural Gas. He received bachelor and master’s degrees in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and holds CPA and CMA certifications. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants, and the Great Plains Governmental Finance Officers Association.
About Metropolitan Utilities District: The mission of the Metropolitan Utilities District, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective natural gas and water services to our community. The District is the fifth largest public natural gas utility in the United States, serving more than 231,000 customer-owners in Omaha, Bennington, Fort Calhoun, Springfield, Yutan and Bellevue. The District also provides safe, high quality drinking water to more than 216,000 customer-owners in Omaha, Bellevue, Bennington, Carter Lake, La Vista, Ralston, Waterloo and the Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District (which supplies water to Fort Calhoun).