Our Leadership Team

Learn more about members of our Executive Team who strive to uphold our Mission, Vision, and Values when guiding utility operations and priorities.

Mike Haynes

Mike HaynesMike joined City Light in 2000, was appointed to the Assistant General Manager position in June 2021, and began serving as Interim General Manager in July 2023. He oversees City Light's generation and technical services work, including all utility engineering functions, project and construction management, asset management and large capital projects, as well as the utility's environmental policies, programs and planning efforts, including natural resource, environmental management, permitting, hydro licensing and compliance, science policy and real estate. He previously held the titles of Assistant General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Power Supply Officer, Energy Generation Operations and Engineering Officer, and Director of Power Production.

Mike has an extensive background in utility operations, hydroelectric power generation, and engineering. Prior to joining the utility, he served in program management and engineering roles at HDR, Inc. and Puget Sound Energy. Mike is a registered professional engineer and holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Seattle University.

Jen Chan

Jen ChanJen joined the General Manager's Office in May 2019. Prior to joining City Light, she worked at the City of Seattle for more than 20 years in multiple leadership roles on policy, programming, financial, and operational issues ranging from public safety, human services, public health, capital projects, public/private partnerships, and organizational change management. In addition, she served as the founding Associate Director of Operations for a start-up organization aimed at closing the academic achievement gap across the region.

Jen holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington.

Andrew Strong

Andrew StrongAndrew joined Seattle City Light in 2007 and is currently serving in the role of Interim Environmental, Engineering, Project Delivery, and Generation Officer for the utility. Prior to this position, he held the position of Director of Engineering and Technology Operations, which included oversight of the engineering teams for Standards, Network, Transmission, Distribution, Joint Use, Streetlight, Substation, System Planning and Generation Engineering support. He previously served as the Director of Asset Management and Large Projects, and as a manager within the Generation and Engineering division of Seattle City Light.

Andrew is a Mechanical Engineer. Prior to joining the utility, he held positions in the general contracting industry which included constructing large building infrastructure within the city of Seattle.

James Baggs

James BaggsJim joined City Light in 2011 as Chief Compliance Officer. Since that time, he has also served as Facilities and Oversight Services Officer, Interim General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Customer Service, Communications, and Regulatory Affairs Officer, and Interim Power Supply and Environmental Affairs Officer.

Prior to joining the utility, he was the Director of Regulatory Compliance at Idaho Power Company, where he also held a variety of positions including Manager of Rates and Contracts, General Manager of Customer Service and Metering, General Manager of Regional Operations, and General Manager of Grid Operations and Planning.

Jim holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in agricultural and natural resource economics from the University of Arizona.

DaVonna Johnson

DaVonna JohnsonDaVonna joined City Light in 2004 and was appointed to her current position in 2009. Prior to her appointment to this position, she served as the Talent Acquisition and Development Manager in Human Resources.

Before joining the utility, she worked for the City of Seattle for five years and has worked in both the public and private sectors.

DaVonna has bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Washington State University.

Kirsty Grainger

Kirsty GraingerKirsty has been with City Light since 2007, serving in various roles in Corporate Performance and Finance.

Before joining the utility, she worked at Puget Sound Energy and at pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly.

Kirsty holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Whitman College and master's degree in engineering-economic systems and operations research from Stanford University.

Emeka Anyanwu

Emeka AnyanwuEmeka joined City Light in 2018. Previous to his current role, he served as Engineering and Technology Innovation Officer.

Prior to joining the utility, he spent 16 years at Kansas City Power & Light Company in various roles in leadership and transmission and distribution operations.

Emeka has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University.

Craig Smith

Craig SmithCraig joined City Light in 2014 as Conservation Resources Director. He has more than 40 years of experience with the electric utility industry, including serving three years as the CEO of Richard Heath and Associates and six years as Assistant General Manager of Snohomish County Public Utility District.

Craig received a bachelor's degree in urban planning from Antioch College.

Maura Brueger

Maura BruegerMaura has been the Director of Government and Legislative Affairs at Seattle City Light since 2010, where she manages federal, state and regional government relations as well as city council relations for the utility. Prior to City Light, she directed the Deputy Secretary's Office at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development from 2009-2010 and spent 12 years as senior staff to King County Executive Ron Sims. Earlier in her career, she worked in international political development, public affairs and political campaigns in the United States and abroad.

Maura received a Bachelor of Art Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan.  

Kalyana Kakani

Utility Technology Director Kalyana KakaniKalyana joined City Light in Feb 2021 and provides strategic leadership and direction for the utility's technology programs and planning efforts, including OT/IT convergence, data management and project management.  Prior to joining City Light, for more than 20 years, he successfully held various technology leadership roles in both private and government sectors within the utility industry (Water, Gas and Electric).

Kalyana has a Bachelor of Technology in Engineering from Andhra University, India, a Master of Science in Engineering from University of Louisiana, Lafayette, and is a Certified Public Manager with the State of Nevada.

Julie Moore

Julie MooreJulie joined City Light in January 2019 as Media Relations Manager and was appointed Communications Director in May 2020. She brings more than 15 years' experience leading communications at the City of Seattle, including for the Office of Housing and the Department of Finance and Administrative Services, managing public and media relations, writing and editing, and developing strategic messaging for a variety of audiences.

She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Washington State University.

City Light

Mike Haynes, Interim General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.