Christopher J. Moyer Sr. 0W0, founder, president and CEO of SME Solutions Group, Inc., has joined Williamson’s board of trustees, announced board chairman William J. Bonenberger 7W9.
Bonenberger said, “The entire board is extremely excited about Chris coming on board! We have a great mix of alumni and non-alumni on our board and Chris will help fill the shoes of a recently retired alumnus trustee, Dick Storm. Chris has been an overachiever since the day he graduated from Williamson. He founded and runs a very successful consulting business in Florida. Chris brings youth, enthusiasm, business acumen, and an acute understanding of how to utilize data to improve results. He will bring all of these talents to bear as he rolls up his sleeves and works with the other trustees to continue to move Williamson forward.”
President Michael J. Rounds said, “We are excited to have Williamson graduate Chris Moyer join our board. Chris brings extensive experience in the power industry and a wide variety of other industries. In founding and running his own successful company, he has demonstrated all of the qualities we hope to instill in our current students and is an excellent role model for them. We look forward to his commitment of his time and talent to strengthening our program here at Williamson.”
Moyer said, “Williamson’s education is a foundational pillar to my success and there was never a question on giving back. Williamson is a part of who I am and being a part of this board of trustees is an honor for me.”
SME Solutions Group, based in Tampa, Fla., is a business intelligence and analytics consulting firm that bridges the gap between strategy, execution, and sustainability for energy, utility, and industrial companies with a core focus on data analytics, business intelligence, and process improvement.
Moyer founded SME in 2011, utilizing his 20 years of experience gained in a variety of positions in the power industry. Among his clients are Exelon, FirstEnergy, NextEra Energy, and Orlando Utility Commission.
He has worked at Johnson Controls Inc., as a central utility plant technician at Merck Pharmaceuticals in Upper Gwynedd, Pa.; an auxiliary maintenance operator at Reliant Energy Resources, Inc. at the Liberty Station in Eddystone, Pa.; and at FPL Energy in Marcus Hook, Pa., where he worked as an auxiliary operator, instrumentation technician, control room operator, and then joined the central maintenance team, planning power plant shutdown outages.
He then became PJM’s regional business services leader responsible for operations and maintenance and capital financial aspects for five power facility assets in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Next, he went to PECO Energy in Philadelphia as a senior business analyst.
He recently made a very generous donation to Williamson to fund three smart classrooms. He chose Smart Classrooms because he believes in the importance of integrating technology and nontechnology as part of a Williamson education, so that a student’s education is enhanced and employability after graduation increased.
He studied power plant technology at Williamson, and earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and a master’s degree in strategic leadership and planning at Neumann University. He also attended the Executive Education-Business Essentials Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
He is a life member of Williamson’s Alumni Association.