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Seattle City (spot)Light: Patrick Sweeney, Employee Services Manager

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Just over eight years; started in December of 2013. Division: Talent Acquisition & Workforce Development. I’ve been in People & Culture the entire time! I started in Talent Acquisition, moved to a division administrator role, and am now in Employee… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Kristina Pham, Enterprise Change & Business Process Manager

The BasicsHow long have you been at City Light? I joined City Light in September 2021. Before that, I was with Seattle Information Technology for six years. Division: Chief of Staff team in the General Manager’s Office Tell us about your role: I lead a utility-wide program where we will… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Todd Andrews, Power Marketer

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? It will be six years in May. Division: Power Marketing Tell us about your role: Most fundamentally, we are responsible for delivering the energy produced by our power generation facilities. Whether we send it to California, Canada, the Southwest desert, or to serve… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Courtney Fuller, Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Just over four years Division: Talent Acquisition & Workforce Development Tell us about your role: I hire for the skilled trade positions such as lineworkers, electrician constructors, cable splicers, meter electricians, material suppliers, utility construction workers, apprentices and so much… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Mendy Droke, State Government Relations

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Since 2018 Division: Government and Legislative Affairs Tell us about your role: I’m the state lobbyist for Seattle City Light. During the annual legislative session, I’m in Olympia (in non-COVID times), where I meet with legislators, testify on legislation, and work with other utilities to move our legislative priorities forward. We had some big wins… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: John Rudolph, Principal Economist

The Basics How long have you been at City Light? Almost seven and a half years Division: Finance Tell us about your role: I lead the development of City Light’s long-term retail load forecast. The long-term load forecast projects how much electricity City Light’s service territory will use from one to 20-plus years. It also feeds into key planning functions like… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Ellen Moskito Smiley, Budget and Financial Policy Advisor

The Basics  Years of service: It will be 15 years in January. Division: Customer Energy Solutions (CES) Tell us about your role: I develop and monitor the operating and capital budgets for CES. I also guide and support division leaders and program managers on all financial/budgetary matters.  Background  Hometown: Juneau, Alaska (where it rains more than in Seattle! I have… [ Keep reading ]

(spot)Light: Jean Greagor, Senior Real Property Agent

The Basics Years of service: Three Division: Environmental Management & Real Estate Tell us about your role: I work with the Engineering, Environmental, Accounting, and Legal groups in City Light and external individuals, companies, nonprofits, cities, counties, the state — just about everyone! Many customers lease City Light property, or sometimes we need to acquire new property rights for different projects.  We protect City Light’s infrastructure and surrounding land in different projects. There are… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Denise Krownbell, Fish Biologist/Strategic Advisor

The Basics  Years of service: 21 Team: Environment, Land & Licensing Tell us about your role: I advise the Science Policy unit. Our team focuses on the utility’s environmental needs, including various aspects of salmon recovery, climate change and climate adaptation, and even a few things related to the first Skagit license. My job includes policy work for salmon recovery in both the Snohomish… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle City (spot)Light: Armando Berdiel, Technical Development Supervisor

The Basics  Years of service: Three. I started on Oct. 15, 2018, the same day as our GM!  Division: Electrification & Strategic Technology  Tells us about your role: I work in the Lighting Design Lab. Our core services are to deliver impactful education and training; showcase emerging technologies through technical evaluations and demonstrations; develop tools… [ Keep reading ]