GM Powell Retires

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020

Skagit PUD commissioners announced Tuesday night, at a regular board meeting, that General Manager Bob Powell has decided to retire. Powell has held the GM position at the PUD since hired in February 2011.

CFO/Treasurer Vanessa Dales is designated as the interim general manager. The commissioners will begin the process of filling the open GM position, and will consider both internal and external candidates.

Powell came to the district following 10 years as the managing principal for the Burlington office of HDR Engineering, Inc., an international architecture, engineering and consulting firm. This was Powell’s second stint with Skagit PUD. He was a district employee from 1993 to 2001, where he served as the operations manager.