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Michelle Bertolino named new director of Roseville Electric

Selection marks the first time a woman will oversee the 98-year-old utility
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Michelle Bertolino has been named the new director of Roseville Electric, making her the first woman to oversee the utility since its establishment 98 years ago. City Manager Mike Shellito announced the decision Monday. The selection ends a nationwide search that followed the retirement of Tom Habashi in December 2009. The utility serves 53,000 customers and owns and operates a 160-megawatt natural gas electric generation plant. Roseville Electric has 130 employees and $130 million in energy sales in 2009. Bertolino started the job Monday. Her annual salary will be $171,712. Bertolino has worked for the City of Roseville since 2002. She has been responsible for Roseville Electric’s Administrative and Retail Energy Services business unit. She also managed the Distribution business unit and was responsible for electric operations, construction, maintenance, engineering and dispatch services. Bertolino previously worked for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. ~ Sena Christian