John Olshefski, Senior Vice President of Customer Care, Huntsville Utilities, AL
As a retired Army Colonel with over 40 years of practical operational, logistics and customer-related experience, Mr. Olshefski has the skills needed to lead the Customer Care area of Huntsville Utilities. He served as Council Member on the Huntsville City Council from 2010 – 2014 representing District 3. His last assignment in the U.S. Army was as Garrison Commander at Redstone Arsenal where he was responsible for over 2,000 employees providing support for all activities on the Arsenal. His background in logistics, planning, managing and directing various organizations in the Army match well with the customer-focused goals of Huntsville Utilities. He also is very familiar with the community due to his involvement with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closing (BRAC) effort and his role as an ambassador for the region.
Huntsville Utilities is a publicly owned, not for profit utility serving 200,000 electric, 103,000 water and 59,000 natural gas customers in Madison County, Alabama.
Olshefski has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Citadel, a Master’s degree from Central Michigan, and a Master’s degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.