LEXINGTON — Dawson Public Power District has named Shannon Peard as its manager of finance and administration. She began her duties in April.

A native of Bee, Peard previously worked at Dana F. Cole & Co. as an audit manager. A resident of Phillips, she received her education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

“I am looking forward to tackling the distinct financial challenges the electric utility industry faces,” Peard said. “Fortunately, I get to work with a great team who focuses on providing our customers with safe, reliable and affordable electricity.”

“Shannon’s background in audit work helps her look at Dawson PPD’s finances from a unique perspective,” Dawson PPD General Manager Gwen Kautz said.