(From press release) Valley Clean Energy announces the hiring of Edward Burnham as Director of Finance and Internal Operations. He will be responsible for oversight of finance and accounting tasks as well as VCE’s treasury, enterprise risk, information technology and audits.
Prior to joining the local electricity provider, Burnham worked for Yolo County’s Treasury Division, overseeing all revenue, treasury and finance activities, including handling investments for all county pool participants (county, local school districts and special districts), endowments and other investments. The pool was valued at an average of more than $500 million last year.
Additionally, Burnham spent 12 years abroad, working in finance for private and publicly traded companies in the energy sector. His duties took him to China, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Cyprus, West Africa, and the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
“We are thrilled to welcome Edward Burnham to Valley Clean Energy,” said Dan Carson, VCE board chairman and a Davis City Council member. “He comes to us with extensive experience in energy finance and has a deep understanding of Yolo County as well.”
VCE Interim General Manager Mitch Sears added, “Since the community choice energy model is evolving quickly, we were pleased to find someone with Edward’s talent and energy sector experience for this important position who can hit the ground running. We know he will be a great asset to the VCE team and our customers.”
Burnham said he feels “privileged to join VCE and am excited about the opportunities to bring sustainable clean energy to the community. I look forward to working with the entire team to build on the organization’s momentum and contribute to the execution of VCE’s Strategic Plan.”
Burnham earned a bachelor’s degree in international business from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Rutgers University in addition to completing studies in Spanish and Mandarin. Burnham is currently pursuing his certified public accountant license with the California State Board of Accountancy.
He is actively involved with various professional finance associations, most recently serving on the board of the Sacramento chapter of Financial Executives International and as chair of the Sacramento chapter of the Financial Executives Network Group.
A Sacramento resident, he has one son. He enjoys bringing back to life treasures found on antiquing trips, and he loves to find great local restaurants.
Valley Clean Energy is Yolo County’s community choice aggregator (CCA), dedicated to providing clean, reliable and affordable electricity to its customers in the cities of Woodland, Davis and Winters as well as the unincorporated area of the county.
About VCE: Valley Clean Energy is a not-for-profit public agency formed to provide electrical generation service to customers in Woodland, Davis, Winters and the unincorporated areas of Yolo County. Its mission is to source cost-competitive clean electricity while providing product choice, price stability, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emission reductions and reinvestment in the communities it serves. For more information about VCE, visit www.valleycleanenergy.org or call 855-699-8232.