North Highland Vice President Brings Extensive Business Experience to Post
ORLANDO – Linda Ferrone, a vice president for global consulting firm North Highland and its office leader for Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville, has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the governing board of OUC–The Reliable One.
The OUC Board nominated Ferrone at its December 14 meeting, and the Orlando City Council confirmed the nomination January 10. Ferrone succeeds Katie Porta, who completed nearly eight years of service on the OUC Board, including the past three as president, when her term expired December 31, 2010.
“Linda Ferrone has extensive business experience and will be an asset to our Board,” OUC General Manager and CEO Ken Ksionek said.
Ferrone, who works in Winter Park, has more than 20 years of experience working with companies on such issues as strategic planning, project and program management and supply chain management. She also has held management positions with Ernst & Young, Radiant Systems and Quaker Oats Company. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University.
She has considerable civic involvement experience in Orlando, as well as in her previous places of residence Atlanta and Jacksonville. Locally, she has volunteered her time at Metro Orlando Economic Development Council, the Orlando Science Center – where she is on the Board of Trustees – and the Mennello Museum of American Art where she is a former Trustee. She also has helped The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, the YMCA’s United Way Campaign and the Jacksonville Science Center.
Ferrone joined Board President Maylen Dominguez and Commissioners Dan Kirby, Craig McAllaster and Mayor Buddy Dyer at the January 18 meeting. Four appointed members and the City of Orlando Mayor comprise the OUC Board. Commissioners serve four-year terms without pay.
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC—The Reliable One is the second largest municipal utility in Florida. OUC provides electric and water services to more than 221,000 customers in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties.