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.

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David Reyes, Acting General Manager

David Reyes joined the City of Pasadena in 2012 as the Planning and Community Development Department’s Zoning Administrator. In 2013, he was promoted to Deputy Director and in 2016 served as the Department Director. In 2023, Reyes was appointed Assistant City Manager after serving in that role as Interim ACM for nine months. Reyes has more than 20 years of experience in the public sector. Prior to joining the City of Pasadena, he worked in a range of positions for the planning departments at the cities of Malibu, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. He holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and planning from California State University, Northridge.

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Varoojan Avedian, Acting Assistant General Manager - Power Delivery

Varoojan Avedian assumed the role of Power Engineering Manager at PWP in 2016 and presently functions as the Interim Assistant General Manager for the Power Delivery Division. He previously held the position of Interim Assistant General Manager for the Power Delivery Division in 2017/2018. With nearly two decades of experience in the public sector, Mr. Avedian served in various capacities at the City of Glendale Water & Power before joining PWP. Mr. Avedian holds a Master’s of Science degree in electrical engineering from California State University-Los Angeles and is a registered professional electrical engineer on the State.

Kelly Nguyen, Assistant General Manager - Power Supply

Kelly 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.

Ms. Nguyen 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.

Ms. Takeguchi 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 & 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.

A portrait of Jeremy MarquetteJeremy Marquette, Assistant General Manager – Customer Service & Technology

Jeremy Marquette has more than 20 years of experience in the utility industry. He heads the Customer Service and Technology Division of Pasadena Water and Power. He joined PWP in 2019 and is responsible for customer service, the PWP call center, customer billing, credit and collections, meter services, and information technology..

Mr. Marquette recently led a cross-departmental team for the successful launch of PWP's new customer information system (CIS). Under his leadership for the CIS project, PWP was awarded the prestigious designation of “Utility Partner of the Year” from Oracle, which recognizes a utility that demonstrates industry leadership through innovation and  significant advancement to the customer experience.

Prior to joining PWP, Mr. Marquette worked for Long Beach Utilities, serving in various capacities in customer service, finance, and information technology. During his time with Long Beach, Mr. Marquette’s leadership was key to the success of several business transformation projects, including a CIS billing system replacement, the Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) smart meters project, and the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation.

Jennifer Guess Mayo, Assistant General Manager – External Affairs

Jennifer Guess Mayo has more than 23 years of experience in the energy, water, and sustainability sector, specializing in public relations and organizational leadership. She joined PWP in 2014 and currently heads the External Affairs Division, which is responsible for the department's marketing communication, residential and commercial energy efficiency programs, drought and water conservation awareness and outreach, state and federal legislative/regulatory advocacy, low-income assistance programs, news media relations, key account customer engagement, water quality outreach, transportation electrification programs, social media, web development, special events, and in-classroom water and energy educational programs.

Prior to her tenure with PWP, Ms. Guess Mayo worked for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and in the private sector.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in communication, with a public relations emphasis from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and holds a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Northridge. Additionally, she is a long-time Pasadena resident, and earned her public leadership credential from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.