Navigant (Energy) Consulting's Ron Nichols nominated by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as next DWP General Manager
Ron Nichols of the Navigant Consulting Firm bring years of experience in the energy field and is well-verse in California's recent energy issues. Navigant Counsulting is one of the main project managers for the California Sustainability Alliance, which is a who's who of energy policy wonks, working on "removing barriers to creating a green sustainabilty, on background alone, Nichols clearly is qualify for the GM position.
But the question here as in all GM appointments in the Villaraigosa era at City Hall, is whether Nichols has the political acumen to navigate the various political enclaves at the DWP and City Hall? Will Nichol's background in public-private partnerships continue to pay dividents for the likes of Ari Swiller, S. David Freeman and Keith Brackpool?
But most important, will Nichols win the blessings of DWP overlord and IBEW strongman Brian D'Arcy? If this happens, then meet your next DWP General Manager Ron Nichols.
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