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Utility University

Utility University

  1. Doug Baldessari

    Doug Baldessari



  2. Jodi L. Dobson

    Jodi Dobson



  3. Shane Lloyd

    Shane Lloyd

    Chief Diversity Officer

  4. Scott A. Miller

    Scott A. Miller



  5. Bethany Ryers

    Bethany Ryers

    CPA, M.A.S.


  6. Susan Borries Reed

    Susan Borries Reed


    Managing Director

Baker Tilly’s Utility University explores trends and issues affecting the utilities industry. Attendees from municipal utilities, public utility districts and Tribal utility authorities sharpen skills, share solutions and learn from industry and technical specialists. Over three days of educational sessions, participants receive vital information to maximize utility operations and performance.  

Whether you missed any of the sessions offered in 2023 or would like a refresh, you can now access the insights on demand, as articles and videos. Please note: CPE is not available for on-demand sessions. 

SBITA implementation (GASB 96)

Learn how the governmental accounting standard for subscription-based information technology arrangements is similar and different from the leases standard and what to consider as you implement SBITA accounting.  

Accounting updates – What does GASB have planned for your future

Find out which governmental accounting standards are on the horizon, the status of current GASB projects and takeaways from GASB 87, Leases implementation. 

Strategic planning for results: 8 key steps

Walk through common challenges and foundational steps for public sector organizations to manage the strategic planning process. 

How to maximize Inflation Reduction Act federal grant funding opportunities

Before you pursue Inflation Reduction Act incentives and funding opportunities, get up to speed on direct pay tax credits, prevailing wage, apprenticeship and domestic content. 

Federal grant management: 8 key compliance areas for post-award success

Your organization is pursuing or has received federal grant funding. Now what? For successful post-award management, follow these important areas of compliance. 

"I think this was an excellent overview and a good opportunity to hear of other utilities challenges."

Utility University attendee

Who should attend?

  • Financial and management professionals
  • Chief financial officers, finance directors, comptrollers and accountants
  • Chief executive officers, general managers and assistant general managers
  • Chief human resource officers, directors and managers
  • Clerks and treasurers
  • City administrators, managers and assistants
  • Vice presidents and directors of operations
  • Management analysts and assistants
  • Members of governing bodies including board members and other elected officials
  • Public works and utilities superintendents, administrators, directors and managers

What are the benefits of participating in this series?

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest topics and trends affecting municipal utilities, public utility districts and tribal utility authorities
  • Gain practical knowledge from informative, engaging sessions
  • Return to your community inspired with ideas and practices you can start implementing immediately

"I thought it was one of the best sessions I have attended (in length, content and production).”

Utility University attendee