The Board of Commissioners recently appointed General Counsel Anne Spangler to act as interim CEO/General manager until the PUD hires a new CEO/GM following the retirement of Craig Collar.
Anne served in the interim position during the prior search for a new leader following the retirement of Steve Klein in May 2015.
Anne joined the PUD in 2008 after serving four years as the Chief Assistant City Attorney for Tacoma Public Utilities. Her background includes practice with the Office of the Attorney General, representing the State Department of Transportation, and with the City of Seattle as a land-use litigation attorney.
Anne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from Reed College, a juris doctorate, cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a utility management program certificate from Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Energy Bar Association, a Washington, D.C. based organization of legal professionals in the energy industry.
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