Pasadena Water and Power Announces New Assistant General Manager of Water



Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office

(626) 744-4755,

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) has appointed Stacie Takeguchi as its new assistant general manager (AGM) of water after a nationwide search. As the AGM of water, she 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 (MWD) 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 PWP Interim General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger. “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.” 

“I look forward to serving Pasadena and advancing the goals of PWP through continued excellent water service and forward-thinking innovation,” said Takeguchi.

To learn more about AGM Takeguchi and other PWP leaders, visit

About Pasadena Water and Power

PWP provides electricity to more than 65,000 customers within Pasadena. PWP delivers water to almost 38,000 households and businesses in Pasadena and adjacent communities in the San Gabriel Valley. As a community-owned utility, PWP is a not-for-profit public service owned and operated by the City of Pasadena for the benefit of its customers and the community. Its priorities are reliability, responsiveness to customers, reasonable rates and environmental stewardship.

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