Pasadena Water and Power Appoints New AGM

Stacie Takeguchi

First published in the Aug. 11 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) has appointed Stacie Takeguchi as its new assistant general manager of water after a nationwide search.
As the AGM of water, Takeguchi is responsible for all aspects of Pasadena’s water system services, which include resources, engineering, construction, operations and water quality.
Takeguchi is experienced in water planning, operations and engineering. She is a leader with more than 20 years of ensuring continued water supply reliability, sustainability and resilience for the region. Prior to joining PWP, Takeguchi worked for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for 15 years in various capacities, including leading regional drought action planning efforts. Prior to MWD, she managed innovative stormwater multiuse projects at the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. Takeguchi has a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and is a licensed engineer in the state of California.
“We are at a pivotal point in managing California’s water,” said Jeffrey Kightlinger, PWP’s interim general manager. “Stacie Takeguchi is the experienced leader that Pasadena needs in order to successfully navigate drought, supply and the future of water in our community. We’re excited to have her as part of our PWP leadership team.”
Takeguchi added: “I look forward to serving Pasadena and advancing the goals of PWP through continued excellent water service and forward-thinking innovation.”
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