Benton PUD Commissioner Bob Bertsch has been elected president of the Benton PUD Commission for 2011.
Jeff Hall was elected vice president and Lori Kays-Sanders was elected secretary.
Bertsch became a commissioner for Benton PUD in 2005. He is president of Ashley-Bertsch Group Inc., a construction management company.
Benton PUD is directed by a three-member elected board of commissioners. Each commissioner represents a different area of the county and serves a six-year term. Officers are elected annually.
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Benton PUD serves 47,000 customers in Kennewick, Finley, Benton City, Prosser and outlining areas with electricity and telecommunications.