Bill Gaines

Portrait of Bill Gaines

Director of Tacoma Public Utilities
Tacoma, Wash.

Bill Gaines became director and CEO of Tacoma Public Utilities in late 2007 and oversees the power, water and rail utilities that serve Tacoma and surrounding areas. He was appointed to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors in April 2008. Mr. Gaines joined Tacoma Power as superintendent in 2006, after serving at Seattle City Light as power supply and environmental affairs officer and power management executive.

He spent much of his career as an executive officer at Puget Sound Energy, where he served as vice president for Engineering and Contracting and as vice president for Energy Supply.

Mr. Gaines holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Washington State University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Puget Sound and attended the executive development program in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Board of Directors Member Since 2008