About Randall Lewis
Randall Lewis is well known for his innovative approaches to planning, designing, and marketing residential communities as Executive Vice President of the Upland-based Lewis Group of Companies.
He is regarded as an industry leader in promoting the arts, education, healthy living and sustainable development initiatives.
He has been President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the HomeBuilder's Council, and national director of the National Association of HomeBuilders.
Mr. Lewis was named in the Los Angeles Times 2006 “West 100” list as one of the top 100 influential people in southern California. He has also received the California Business Properties Association Champion of the Industry Award and has been inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame.
Mr. Lewis is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation. He serves on several executive boards, including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, the UCLA School of Public Policy, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Council, Cal Poly Pomona’s National Development Council, and co-chairs the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education.
He is recognized as an expert in the real estate industry and is frequently quoted in various newspapers, magazines and trade journals. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry.
He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.
Responding to California's Major Fire Challenges
November 17, 2016
Publicly-owned utilities account for about 25% of the electricity generated in California at rates about 41% lower than investor-owned utilities. Nationally, the 2,000+ public utilities serve over 48 million Americans.
But what of the future? Policy makers have shifted generation requirements to alternative energy sources in ever-increasing amounts. A bill moving through the California Legislature would require that 100% of energy be derived from alternative sources by 2045.
LA Department of Water and Power general manager Dave Wright will discuss the present challenges facing public utilities. Looking beyond, Mr. Wright will consider the issues arising from a new presidential administration, including possible shifts in energy policy regarding exploration, distribution and power generation.
Stable, reliable, inexpensive water and electricity are cornerstones of our local and state economies. Join us for a vigorous discussion of our region’s energy future.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
David Wright is the General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). Mr. Wright was first hired as Senior Assistant General Manager of LADWP’s power system in February 2015. Shortly thereafter, he became Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the Water and Power Systems and operations of several divisions spanning logistics, human resources and community affairs and customer service.
Dave worked for the City of Riverside for 25 years, most recently as the Public Utilities General Manager. Trained as a CPA, he first held a number of positions within the finance department, including City Controller, before assuming management duties with Riverside Public Utilities. A recognized leader within the utility industry, he served as president of the Southern California Public Power Authority in 2008.
Mr. Wright has continually used his financial background to control costs and keep rates as cost-effective as possible. He has bachelors and master’s degrees in business administration from California State University, Fullerton.