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Vice President - SMUD Board of Directors

News and Happenings

February 2018
Sacramento Business journal's "Mentoring Monday" Mentor

Selected as a Founding Member of WomenUp Network:

January 2018
DistribuTech's Women in Utilities Panelist
Selected as Advisory Board Member for Generation Change:

Greater Sacramento Elected Officials Champions Program - Certified:

December 2017
PowerGen International Panelist - World's largest Power Generation conference

October 2017

Energy Thought Summit (ETS) Start@ETS Startup Contest Judge

Start@ETS Panelist

SAFE Credit Union Employee Off-Site Day Mentor

September 2017

Selected as an Executive Committee Advisory Board Member for Energy Thought Summit (ETS) 2018

August 2017
Thank you to everyone who made my Annual River Cats Fundraiser a great success!

July 2017
Testified before CARB on behalf of SMUD/Sacramento for VW Electrify America grant

June 2017

Awarded one of 14 "Women Who Mean Business Awards" by the Sacramento Business Journal

April 2017

Girl Scouts GLOW Professional Mentor

April 2016

Sacramento Business journal's "Mentoring Monday" Mentor

February 2016​

Thank you to everyone who made my 2016 Bi-Annual February Fundraiser at Cafeteria 15L such a great success!

If you were not able to attend and would like to help me reach my 2016 Re-Election Goal, I would greatly appreciate your support. 

Please make checks payable to:
Nancy Bui-Thompson for SMUD 2016  -  FPPC ID#  1308850
1004 P Street, Suite 3 - Sacramento, CA 95814

February 2016

Presented at world's largest Distribution Technology Conference - DistribuTECH with over 11,300 attendees from 78 countries. 

Perspective from a Policy Maker: Utility of the Future  - Transformation Begins with Data!

Policy Formation: Elements of Successful policy in the Modern Era

Honored as a Women in Energy "Luminary" 

January 2016
I began my service as President for 2016

Honored to judge at the Miss Sacramento Outstanding Teen Scholarship competition

October 2015

Presented at Space-Time Insight's Annual Conference as their Key Note Speaker. 

February 2015

Honored as a Women in Energy "Luminary" at DistribuTECH and key panelist

January 2015
New Board members sworn into the SMUD Board. Began my service as Vice President for 2015

December 2015

Attended the Large Public Power Post Election forum in Washington, D.C.

Guest at the White House for the Holiday tour

Elected by the SMUD Board of Directors to serve as Vice President for 2015

Accepted Green Power Leadership Award on behalf of SMUD from the EPA

October 2015

Bucket list item checked off -  Cheered on my favorite baseball team at the World Series Game 5! Go Giants! Three time World Series Champions

August 2014

4.5 and 5.0 Rio Teams make it to United States Tennis Association - Northern California Sectionals in Carmel

July 2014

Private Round Table Discussion with NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen

July 2014

Celebrated  Germany's World Cup win and discussed global energy policy with German Consul General Peter Rothen and Mr. Fanz UNTERSTELLER, German Secretary for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy

June 2014

Attended the National Young Elected Officials Convening in Los Angeles, CA

April 2014

Panelist with German Consul General Peter Rothen at the German Consulate

April 2014

Hubbert System Consulting is acquired by Public Consulting Group (PCG)

Promoted to Director, Technology Consulting with PCG

March 2014

Captained the team that represented Northern California for the National Tri-Level Championships in Indian Wells, California held during the BNP Paribas Open.

October 2013

First Official Transatlantic West Gathering

August 2013

Accepted position as a Senior Consultant for Hubbert Systems Consulting

May 2013

Re-appointed the Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission to represent the City of Rancho Cordova

December 2012

Sacramento Bee Publishes my Op-Ed on the fight to preserve Tax Exempt Municipal Bonds

November 2012

Re-Elected to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Board of Directors. Thank you for your support

July 2012

Awarded the Marshall Memorial Fellowship by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. represented the United States in Europe. Traveled to Brussels, Berlin, Budapest, Barcelona and Istanbul and met with NATO, Members of the European Union, Parliament and NGOs to discuss energy and health care policy.

May 2012

Lived out my baseball dreams and threw out the first pitch at Asian American Night for the River Cats!

May 2012

SMUD Board of Directors Honored by Sacramento Stonewall with the Freedom from Want Award

October 2012

Awarded United States Tennis Association -Northern California Player of the Year Award for finishing #1 in Northern California (Women's Doubles 4.0 division)

December 2011

Incredibly honored to have been elected SMUD Board President for 2012

May 2011

Finished my year as part of the American Leadership Forum's Class XIV. Graduation day with my classmates and Senior Fellows was an amazing experience.

April 2011

I was chosen as 1 of Sacramento Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Awardees. There were over 500 nominations that were narrowed down to 100 nominees. All 100 nominees attended the Award ceremony at District 30 and 40 nominees were chosen as winners. Congrats to the 2011 Class of 40 Under 40 Winners!

February 2011

At my annual Valentine's Fundraiser, I announced my plans for re-election to the SMUD Board of Directors to a crowd of over 150 people at the Park Ultra Lounge hosted by Mason Wong and Ken Fahn.Thank you all who braved the wind and rain to attend my annual fundraiser

January 2011

I was chosen to represent the City of Rancho Cordova on the Sacramento Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission. These issues are near and dear to my heart and I'm so honored to be a voice of the under served.

November 2010

I am elected by my peers as the 2011 SMUD Board of Directors Vice President

November 4, 2008

Election Day! The Voters of Ward 2 have spoken - I am elected to be the newest Director for the SMUD Board.

Election Results:


Vote for  1              (WITH 242 OF 242 PRECINCTS COUNTED)          

NANCY BUI  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    31,306   51.74          

MARK BAHOUTH  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    19,425   32.10          

JOHN L. BUHL  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     9,631   15.92

One of the largest margins of victory for an open SMUD seat and one of the highest number of votes for a SMUD Board Candidate

November 4, 2008

The Bee reports on my race and a case of mistaken identity in a campaign mailer

October 31, 2008

Sacramento News and Review Endorses Nancy Bui for SMUD Board


"Nancy Bui is smart, young and will carry forward the progressive, green tradition that SMUD has typically followed these last couple of decades. Bui has the endorsement of most SMUD board members and several board members of the Environmental Council of Sacramento. We strongly support her election to this seat."

October 26, 2008

The Sacramento Bee Endorses Nancy Bui for SMUD Board:

"On Nov. 4, voters in Ward 2, which stretches from Folsom to Elk Grove, will choose among three candidates for the SMUD seat now held by Susan Patterson. The best choice in the race is Nancy Bui, an energy and technology consultant who is making her first run for office."

"SMUD needs strong directors who, while watching the bottom line, have the courage to make those long-term investments. Bui is the candidate who seems best ready to take on that task."

October 22, 2008

This has been the week of honored endorsements - Lt. Governor John Garamendi, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli and Vice Mayor of Galt Don Haines all came out in support of me this past week. SMUD races do not usually get the attention of Statewide officers or Congressional leaders, but the importance of this race has been elevated all the way to the top.Today, I met with Congresswoman Doris Matsui and was able to have a private meeting with her. I am deeply honored to have the support of our Congresswoman, Doris Matsui. Bob Matsui was a role model and inspiration to me. I truly respect and admire Congresswoman Matsui and am privileged to have her support. Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli endorsement is very important to me because Supervisor Nottoli is a leader I would like to emulate. He spends his time traveling his large district, attends as many community events as possible and is constantly close to the pulse of our community. Supervisor Nottoli represents: Galt, Wilton, Herald, Isleton, Elk Grove, Rancho Murieta and Rancho Cordova. Ward 2 consists of: Galt, Wilton, Herald, parts of Elk Grove, Rancho Murieta, Rancho Cordova, Folsom and Gold River. Supervisor Nottoli represents the majority of Ward 2.I have always respected Lt. Governor John Garamendi. Garamendi has fought for California and the rights of our constituents for over 30 years. Having Lt. Governor Garamendi as a supporter is a great honor.I am also very pleased to have the recent endorsement of Don Haines, Vice Mayor of the City of Galt.This weekend was a highly successful weekend. I called Voters in Elk Grove, Walked Precincts in Galt, Folsom and Rancho Cordova. Over 1000 households were connected with this weekend!

October 10, 2008

Over 40,000 calls and mail pieces have hit targeted voters in my district thus far!Within the last month and a half, I have personally have attended over 45 lunches, coffees, meetings, forums and made 1000 phone calls! I call/walk to voters and potential supporters every day. I feel the personal touch is the best approach.My endorsement list grows every day. I am proud to have over 40 elected leaders, community leaders and organizations supporting my race. October 8, 2008I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Organization of SMUD Employees (OSE). There are more than 2,000 SMUD employees that are part of OSE. SMUD Employees are the reason why SMUD is the #1 Utility in the country for Consumer Satisfaction.Sierra Club officially endorses me because they feel I am the candidate that will fight to protect and save our environment. September 29, 2008My Campaign is in FULL swing with both ground and fundraising efforts. Please join over 30 elected officials, the MAJORITY of the SMUD Board of Directors, and our community leaders in supporting me to ensure that SMUD continues to invest in reliable, clean, green, and cost effective energy.

Here's how you can help:

1)     Walk a Precinct – Monday through Friday from 5pm to 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.

2)     Phone Bank at my headquarters or at your home (Phone Lists can be e-mailed to you) – Monday through Friday from 5pm to 8pm

3)     Volunteer Coordination – interested in learning how a campaign works? Want to help organize volunteers?

4)     Coffee or House Party Hosts in Ward 2 (Rancho Cordova, Folsom, Gold River, Rancho Murieta, Galt and Wilton) 

– Meet the Candidate! Host a neighborhood coffee or house party so your neighbors can learn more about me There are many ways you can help. Even if you only have a few hours of availability, please contact me and I can work with you to find a way you can help.

My district overlaps with many other candidates, if you are already signed up to walk for someone else, you could help by also supporting me. Our SMUD Board of Directors affect all 1.4 Million customers in Sacramento County, YOU can make a difference!  I will be walking, calling or organizing EVERY day from now until November 4th and will need your help. Please call me personally anytime at: (916) 952-9817 or e-mail me at:

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to working with you toward victory in November.Regards,Nancy Bui--

August 2008

I have declared my candidacy to represent Ward 2 on the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District.

Susan Patterson has announced that she is not seeking re-election and has endorsed me to replace her as a representative on the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Board of Directors for Ward 2. I am excited by the opportunity to serve my community.

April 2016

Selected as a Mentor during Sacramento Business journal's "Mentoring Monday"

April 2016

Selected as a Mentor during Sacramento Business journal's "Mentoring Monday"