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Meet Our Staff


Meet Our Staff
 

Jorge Somoano

 

Jorge Somoano, General Manager

Mr. Jorge Somoano holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Woodbury University. He has been in the municipal utility field for over 30 years having held significant positions with the City of Vernon Light and Power Department and Riverside Public Utilities. Mr. Somoano’s previous experience included managing conservation programs, rates, resource procurement & planning, and engineering. Mr. Somoano joined Burbank Water and Power on November 2, 2009 as one of BWP’s Assistant General Managers.


Jim Compton

 

Daniel Tunnicliff, Assistant General Manager/Customer Service and Marketing

Mr. Daniel Tunnicliff, P.E., holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach, and is a registered Professional Civil Engineer. He has been involved in the utility industry for over 26 years, including 21 years in the electric power industry. He has worked for utilities such as Orange County Sanitation District, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and Southern California Edison. Mr. Tunnicliff’s previous experience involved managing customer care operations, providing strategic customer solutions, managing regulatory issues, and providing safety and environmental engineering expertise. Mr. Tunnicliff joined Burbank Water and Power on April 2, 2018.


Jim Compton

 

James Compton, Assistant General Manager/Chief Technology Officer

Mr. James Compton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has been in the Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Communications and Computer field for over 35 years having held significant positions within the Media and Entertainment industries. Mr. Compton’s previous experience included VP of Engineering and CTO of a major media and distribution company in Burbank for over 18 years. Mr. Compton joined Burbank Water and Power on June 1, 2010.


Jim Compton

 

Bob Liu, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bob Liu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from Utah State University. He worked for the California Power Exchange prior to joining BWP. Bob came to the Utility as a Financial Analyst, promoting to Financial Planning and Risk Manager in 2003. His primary focus at BWP has been in the areas of financial reporting, budgeting, financial planning, and energy risk management.


Jim Compton

 

Bill Mace, Assistant General Manager/Water

Mr. Bill Mace, P.E., holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Loyola University of Los Angeles, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University, and a Master of Science degree in Arctic Engineering from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Mr. Mace has over 40 years of design, construction and maintenance experience in Utility Operations. He is also a retired Commander, Civil Engineer Corps, in the United States Naval Reserve. Mr. Mace was appointed Assistant General Manager for Water Systems in December of 2004 after seven years of service at Burbank Water and Power.


Jim Compton

 

Lincoln Bleveans, Assistant General Manager/Power Supply

Mr. Lincoln Bleveans holds a B.A. from Kenyon College and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. He has worked in the global electric power industry for 22 years, focusing on private sector renewable and conventional power supply. Lincoln joined BWP in 2012 as Power Resources Manager.


Jim Compton

 

Cesar Ancheta, Assistant General Manager/Electric Services

Mr. Cesar Ancheta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the California State University, Sacramento and an Executive Management Certificate from the University of California, Riverside as well as registered as a Professional Electrical Engineer.  He has been involved in the public power industry for over 28 years having worked for utilities such as Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Merced Irrigation District and Riverside Public Utilities.  Mr. Ancheta’s previous experience involved managing electrical engineering design and standards, technology implementation as well as business development.  Mr. Ancheta joined Burbank Water and Power on April 2, 2012.


Jim Compton

 

Sean Aquino, Administrative Officer

Mr. Sean Aquino holds a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University. He has been in the municipal government field and the utility industry since 2000. Sean began his career in the Water Division of BWP in 2000, before moving to the Customer Service and Marketing Division in 2003. At BWP, Sean developed training, administered programs, and managed teams to reach key organizational goals.


 

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