Ted Coates

Ted became Tacoma Power superintendent in July 2009. He served as the head of Power Management since 2008, after serving as assistant power manager for seven years. In his current role, Coates manages a $889 million biennial budget, oversees power operations and trading, is responsible for power transmission contracts administration and compliance, and plans for and manages the utility’s power portfolio, energy risk management program and conservation planning and acquisition. Coates was previously employed at Seattle City Light for 25 years, the last five as the deputy superintendent of the wholesale branch.

 Dolores Stegman




Dolores Stegeman

Interim Transmission & Distribution manager

Dolores joined Tacoma Power in 1991 as a civil engineer working in the Power Management group. Prior to her appointment in Transmission & Distribution, she held a variety of positions in Resource Operations and Trading, including assistant manager, analyst and scheduler. Dolores has modeled river flows and reservoir levels, generated operations and financial reports and represented Tacoma Power in legal cases as high as the federal level. Dolores was appointed interim Transmission & Distribution manager in 2013.

Dolores holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from St. Martin's University. 


Bill Berry
Rates, Planning & Analysis manager

Bill joined Tacoma Power as Rates, Planning & Analysis manager in 2012. Prior, Bill was the assistant general manager for business services/CFO at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. His responsibilities included customer service, finance, information technology, human resources and commercial land management. 

Earlier in his career, Bill served as vice president for corporate finance with the New York Power Authority. He was also senior vice president in the Public Power and Water group at Lehman Brothers. Bill received his B.A. in political science from Williams College. 


Pat McCarty
Generation manager

Pat was appointed Generation manager in 1996. He joined Tacoma Power in 1979 as a civil engineer. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from St. Martin’s University and is a licensed professional civil engineer.

Pat serves on national and regional hydropower committees. He is currently chair of the advisory board of the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College, a Washington director of the Northwest Hydroelectric Association and vice-chair of the Hydraulic Power Committee for the National Hydropower Association.


Chris Robinson
Power Management manager

Chris joined Tacoma Power in 2001. After serving various roles in the Power Management section, including assistant power section manager of Energy Resource Planning, Chris was appointed as the manager of Power Management in 2009. Prior to his tenure at Tacoma Power, Chris worked as a consultant with multiple electrical utilities. He has approximately 19 years of experience in the industry. 

Chris received a B.A. in economics and a B.A. in political science from Rutgers University, and an M.S. in resource economics from the University of Maine.


Tenzin Gyaltsen
Click! Network Telecommunications manager
Tenzin was appointed Click! Network's general manager in 2011. He previously worked at the City of San Bruno, California, serving eight years as cable television director. Tenzin has more than 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He received his B.S. in accounting from Metropolitan State College of Denver and his M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver.


John Lawrence
Utility Technology Services manager

John was appointed Utility Technology Services manager in 2012. He joined Tacoma Power in 1987 and has been part of the management team since 2009. All told, John has 31 years of experience in the transmission and distribution electrical industry as a journeyman lineman, crew foreman, supervisor and assistant power section manager. He now manages the utility's critical infrastructure protection program.

John was an instructor through South Seattle Community College and Clover Park Technical Institute and a graduate of Willamette University's Graduate School of Management's Utility Management Program.