Cascade Announces Ray Hoffman as New CEO

Cascade Water Alliance has selected Ray Hoffman as its next Chief Executive Officer.  Hoffman, who has been a strategic policy advisor at Cascade for almost two years, succeeds Chuck Clarke, Cascade’s CEO since 2009, who will retire at the end of December.

Hoffman brings more than 20 years of executive leadership in public utilities having served eight years as managing director of Seattle Public Utilities overseeing four business lines (drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, solid waste and handling energy issues) delivering drinking water to 1.4 million customers in the region.  A cum laude accounting graduate of the University of Illinois, Hoffman has also earned a Master of Accounting Science from Illinois and a Ph.D. in Business, Government and Society from the University of Washington Graduate School Of Business.  Over the years he has served on a number of boards of national water associations. Hoffman will officially begin his duties Jan. 1, 2020.

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