Martin Adams confirmed as LADWP GM, Chief Engineer
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously confirmed Martin Adams as Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s General Manager and Chief Engineer.
Adams has served in an interim capacity since his appointment by the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners on July 23, 2019. Adams was nominated to the post by Mayor Eric Garcetti in June and is the first to hold the title of “Chief Engineer” in over a generation.
Adams is a 35-year veteran of the Department and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) , where he oversaw LADWP’s extensive water and power operations. Before becoming COO, he led the LADWP Water System as Senior Assistant General Manager overseeing water infrastructure, water resources and water quality.
During the nearly two months’ time that Adams has been at the helm of LADWP, the Department saw the Board approve the Eland solar and battery storage project, the largest in the U.S., helping to bolster LA’s renewable energy portfolio. Adams says LADWP has an enormous role to be a leader, not just at the city level, but on the national level as well, when it comes to fighting climate change.
Diane Bosak selected as Pennsylvania Municipal Electric Association executive director
The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Municipal Electric Association will announce the appointment of Diane Bosak as the Association’s new Executive Director.
She previously served as the Vice President for Workforce Strategies & Policy for Achieving the Dream, a non-profit association in Silver Spring, Maryland, dedicated to access and equitable treatment in America’s system of public education.
Bosak also served as Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, and as executive with the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Municipal League.
William Kilbride sworn in as TVA Board Member
William Kilbride officially assumed his role as a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors after taking and oath of office. His term will expire on May 18, 2023.
Kilbride was nominated by President Donald Trump on March 6 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Aug.1.
Kilbride most recently was the president and CEO of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, where he led multiple initiatives to attract and retain businesses to southeast Tennessee. He previously served as the president of the Home Division of Mohawk Industries after earlier holding positions with both Dean Witter Reynolds Financial Services and the New York Stock Exchange.