Meet PWP's Executive Team

PWP's management is under the control of the City Manager, subject to the powers and duties vested in the Municipal Services Committee and City Council.  Pasadena’s City Council determines how PWP’s services are provided within the community, including setting rates and approving services. Council members are residents of Pasadena who are customers of the utility.

Sidney Jackson, General Manager

Sidney Jackson is the general manager of Pasadena Water and Power which provides safe and reliable water and power to approximately 65,000 electric accounts in Pasadena and 40,000 water accounts in Pasadena and portions of Altadena. Mr. Jackson oversees a department of approximately 419 full-time employees with an annual budget of $293 million, and has a long tenure in both the water and power industries.

Prior to joining PWP, Mr. Jackson served as the chief operations officer and deputy general manager at Austin Energy, which serves more than 500,000 electric customers. He previously served as the chief operations officer at Rochester Public Utility, where he led operations of both the electric and water utilities. Mr. Jackson’s experience includes leadership roles in building and operating regional independent system operator (ISO) markets and transmission organizations across large geographic multistate regions, functioning with similar authority and scope as the California ISO (CAISO). He served as an elected member of the board of directors for the Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO), a regional entity of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC); and on NERC committees in support of the nation’s bulk electric system, with a focus upon power system reliability.

Mr. Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Missouri. He prioritizes continuous learning and professional growth and development as core organizational values, and enjoys traveling and outdoor activities with his family.

Marvin Moon, Assistant General Manager - Power Delivery

Marvin D. Moon comes to Pasadena Water and Power after 35 years of service at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). He has served in various engineering capacities including Manager of Distribution Engineering and Customer New Business. For the past ten years, he was the Director of the Power Engineering Division at LADWP. Mr. Moon was responsible for the design and project management of all projects related to the Power System infrastructure of the LADWP. He was also LADWP’s Electric Vehicle Program’s supporting management sponsor.

Mr. Moon has been the recipient of several City of Los Angeles Productivity Awards, twice received the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Innovation Award, and has been recognized as an innovator by the Electric Power Research Institute.

Kelly Nguyen, Assistant General Manager - Power Supply

Ms. Nguyen comes to Pasadena Water and Power with 20 years of industry experience, most recently serving as the General Manager of Vernon Public Utilities.  Prior to that, she worked at Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), Anaheim Public Utilities and the California Power Exchange.  She has served in various capacities with a number of committees and associations including Vice President of SCPPA,  member of Western Systems Power Pool Executive Committee, California Utilities Emergency Association Alternate Board, California Municipal Utilities Association, and American Public Power Association.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Los Angeles and has specialized training in energy system procedures, protocols and utility compliance policies through the Western Electric Coordinating Council, North America Energy Reliability Corporation, and training in market operations and Cap & Trade through California Independent System Operator.

Stacie Takeguchi, Assistant General Manager - Water

Stacie Takeguchi comes to Pasadena Water and Power with more than 20 years of experience in the water industry. Prior to joining PWP, she worked for The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for 15 years, serving in various capacities including leading regional drought action planning efforts. Additionally, she has experience in managing innovative stormwater multi-use projects at the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

Stacie has a bachelor's degree from Tulane University and is a licensed engineer in the State of California.

A headshot of Lynne ChaimowitzLynne Chaimowitz, Assistant General Manager - Finance and Administration

Lynne Chaimowitz was most recently with the Mojave Water Agency where she served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to becoming CFO, Ms. Chaimowitz served as the Budget and Finance Supervisor for the City of Ann Arbor, Public Services where she managed a comprehensive rate study and provided leadership in financial modeling, financing reporting and capital planning. Additionally, she is a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) and has dedicated her professional career to organizational financial excellence with extensive experience in water utilities. She earned an Environmental Program undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and a graduate degree in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University.