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 Zurn

Steve Zurn - General Manager

Mr. Zurn has worked for the City for over 31 years, serving a majority of his career in the Public Works Department where he held a variety of administrative positions and was appointed Director of Public Works in 2003. In 2012 he was appointed General Manager of Glendale Water and Power overseeing all aspects of this full service utility. Steve graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science and from California State University Long Beach with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Contact: SZurn@Glendaleca.gov

 DeGhetto

Michael De Ghetto - Chief Assistant General Manager, Water

Mr. De Ghetto joined Glendale Water and Power in 2015 as the Assistant General Manager – Water.  Mr. De Ghetto is responsible for management of Water Division Operations including:  engineering, operations, construction, and water quality.  He is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer and a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of California and he is also a certified water distribution and water treatment operator.  Mike holds a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from USC, and a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal-Poly, Pomona.  Mike comes to the City with a wealth of experience and a well-rounded resume in the water business that includes experience in municipal utilities, water districts, manufacturing and private consulting.

Contact: MDeGhetto@Glendaleca.gov

 Kuennen

Craig Kuennen - Deputy General Manager, Business Operations

Mr. Kuennen has 20 years of progressively responsible, professional, broad-based electric and water utility experience. As Deputy General Manager – Business Operations, he is charged with full management responsibility for multiple sections within the GWP Department including Utility Finance, Business Systems and Support, Customer Service Operations, Fiber Business Enterprise, Marketing and Communications, and Business and Community Programs. Mr. Kuennen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Financial Management from National University, as well as a Master’s in Philosophy of Technology degree from San Diego State University. Additionally, Mr. Kuennen completed three years of Doctoral Studies in Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Delaware, and one year of law school at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA.

Contact: CKuennen@Glendaleca.gov

 

Maurice Oillataguerre - Environmental Program Administrator

Mr. Oillataguerre has worked for the City for over 15 years and heads the Environmental Affairs Section and Safety Office within the Glendale Water and Power Department. He is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist in the State of California and graduated from UCLA with a Degree in Biological Science. Mr. Oillataguerre also graduated from California State University, Northridge with Master’s Degrees in Environmental Health Science and Public Administration.  Prior to joining the City of Glendale, Maurice worked at UCLA in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety managing numerous environmental, health and safety programs.

Contact: MOillataguerre@Glendaleca.gov

 

Glendale Water & Power Department’s Divisions:

  • Electric Services Division
  • Water Services Division
  • Power Management Services Division
  • Business Services Division 
  • Administrative Services Division
  • Environmental Sustainability Services Division