East River Electric welcomed Scott Shewey as the cooperative’s new Chief Financial Officer on July 26. Scott joins East River with 14 years in public utility experience at Colorado Springs Utilities, a 4-service municipal utility. He spent the last seven years in executive leadership with Colorado Springs Utilities, with the last two as CFO overseeing rates, treasury, financial planning and analysis, accounting, risk management and supply chain.

Prior to Colorado Springs Utilities, Scott managed financial operations for 11 years combined at Ford Financial and Miller-Coors. He was born and raised in the Ormond Beach area of Florida and graduated from Florida State University with degrees in accounting and finance. Scott holds a 6-Sigma Black Belt certification from Ford Financial.

Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with his family and is involved in a range of outdoor activities including walking, hiking, trail running, bird watching and fishing. He also enjoys all levels of sports and spent many years coaching youth baseball teams. He has run 11 marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2014. Scott and his wife, Jennifer, have three children: Jake (24), Ryne (21) and Anna (19).