Denton City Manager Todd Hileman chose George Morrow as the new general manager for Denton Municipal Electric.
Morrow is expected to begin his position late next month. His annual salary is $210,000 with an additional $6,000 per year for a car allowance.
Morrow previously served as the director of utilities for the city of Azusa, California. Azusa, population 50,000, is an eastern suburb of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Most of Morrow's 39 years in electric utilities have been in the not-for-profit sector. He earned both his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Morrow was one of five finalists in a nationwide pool of 111 applicants. He replaces Phil Williams, who stepped down in July after serving as DME's general manager since 2008.
FEATURED PHOTO: System operators in Denton Municipal Electric's control room monitor the local grid and control the flow of electricity within the city. DRC file photo