Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell appointed Habitat SKKC CEO Brett D’Antonio to a select committee of community leaders who will choose the next General Manager and CEO of Seattle City Light, one of the nation’s largest community owned utilities.
The mayor’s selection is a clear recognition of Brett’s community leadership and Habitat’s successful work in innovative, affordable housing development focused on climate friendly construction and minority homeownership. Brett joins ten other distinguished community leaders in the search, which opened May 23.
“I am honored to be part of this search for a position in one of the city’s most important departments. This individual will significantly impact the future of our city and the health of our community.”– Habitat SKKC CEO Brett D’Antonio
Brett and his fellow committee members are charged by the mayor with the task of identifying candidates who have “… the experience and focus to prioritize customer experience, affordability, and creative climate action, along with building a departmental culture centered on accountability and equity.”
Throughout the summer, the search committee will gather stakeholder feedback from union leaders, commercial and industrial customers, environmental organizations, and other community members to learn more about the skills and experience they want to see championed in the next GM and CEO.
In accepting the appointment, Brett said, “I am honored to be part of this search for a position in one of the city’s most important departments. This individual will significantly impact the future of our city and the health of our community.”
In addition to Brett D’Antonio, the selection committee includes other leaders in business, housing, labor, environment, clean energy and environmental justice. They are:
- Ann Ayre, Environmental Manager, CalPortland
- Gilbert Archuleta, Director of Customer Energy Management, Puget Sound Energy
- John Putz, Research Scientist, The Energy Authority
- Kelly Hall, Washington Director, Climate Solutions
- Leo Lam, CEO, WEVE Design
- Steve Kovac, Business Representative, Local 77
- Steven Pray, Union Representative, Local 17
- Rod Brandon, Executive Director, Seattle Housing Authority
- Ryan Calkins, Commissioner, Port of Seattle
- Patience Malaba, Executive Director, Housing Development Consortium