Janisse Quiñones is new CEO at LADWP

Janisse Tops Water and Power

Janisse Quiñones

On May 14, the City Council confirmed Janisse Quiñones as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Engineer of the LADWP, one of the City’s biggest, most important and most prominent positions. Quiñones took her oath as presided by the City Clerk, officially beginning her tenure as the leader of the nation’s largest municipal utility.

Outgoing LADWP General Manager and Chief Engineer Martin L. Adams, who led the organization since 2019, is retiring after a 40-year career with LADWP. Adams delayed retirement originally planned in early 2024 to allow the completion of the search for his replacement and to support the utility’s leadership transition.

“I am honored and ready to serve as the next CEO and Chief Engineer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and I look forward to continue to get to know the LADWP family and supporting those that work so hard to deliver for the people of Los Angeles,” Quiñones said in a statement. She brings more than 25 years of leadership experience as a senior executive in utility and engineering industries. Quiñones most recently served as Sr. Vice President of Electric Operations at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), one of the largest utility companies in the United States providing natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people in northern and central California. At PG&E, Quiñones was responsible for the territory’s electrical system operations and the power generation fleet as well as the management of electrical assets that support the California Independent System Operator. 

Congratulations, Janisse, on your new appointment, and welcome to the City!