William J. Fehrman
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bill joined Centuri as President & CEO in January 2024. Leveraging his extensive experience leading multi-billion-dollar utility and energy businesses, Bill is focused on advancing Centuri’s growth and success at a pivotal time in the organization’s history.
Prior to Centuri, Bill served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, which controls several locally managed businesses that deliver low cost, safe and reliable service each day to more than 12 million customers and end-users throughout the United States, Great Britain and Alberta, Canada, from 2018 to 2023. In this role, he drove significant financial growth of the company and led the $9.4 billion acquisition of natural gas pipelines from Dominion Energy in 2020.
From 2007 to 2018, Bill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MidAmerican Energy Company (MEC), which was acquired by BHE in 1999. During his tenure at MEC, he created a new non-regulated renewable energy business unit from the ground up with a focus on developing solar and wind assets designed to serve regulated utility customers. Bill also led BHE’s $10.9 billion acquisition of NV Energy, Inc. in 2013. He served in a variety of other roles prior to this, including Senior Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, President and Chief Executive Officer of PacificCorp Energy and President and Chief Executive Officer of Nebraska Public Power District.
Bill serves on the Celonis Advisory Board, Dragos Board of Directors and the Tetrad Corporation Board. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from Regis University.