A national search for candidates for the role of Tacoma Power superintendent led to the selection of internal candidate Chris Robinson. Pending confirmation by the Public Utility Board, Robinson will take the helm as chief operating officer on May 1. He currently serves as the utility’s Power Management manager.
“We had the fortunate but challenging task of choosing between several highly qualified, seasoned executives within and outside the organization for the superintendent position,” said Bill Gaines, Tacoma Public Utilities director/CEO. “Although it was a tough decision, I’m confident we made the right one.
I, and others on the leadership team, have been impressed with Chris’ leadership style, knowledge of electric utility issues, and commitment to Tacoma Public Utilities. He has an in-depth understanding of our organization and already has ideas for how we can perform at an even higher level. I believe our customers and our employees will benefit from Chris’ leadership of Tacoma Power.”
Appointment of the Tacoma Power superintendent requires confirmation by Tacoma’s Public Utility Board, which will vote on Robinson’s appointment at its March 25 meeting. Read the full story here.