California Water Service Company’s (Cal Water) parent, California Water Service Group, announced the following four promotions on December 10, 2014, all effective January 1, 2015:
- Shannon C. Dean to Vice President of Corporate Communications & Community Affairs
- David B. Healey to Vice President, Controller
- Lynne P. McGhee to Vice President, General Counsel
- Michelle R. Mortensen as Corporate Secretary
Dean, currently the company’s Director of Corporate Communications, is responsible for overseeing the corporate communications, government and community relations and conservation functions of the company. Dean joined Dominguez Water Company in 1991, which merged with Cal Water, the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group, in 2000. Accredited by the Public Relations Society of America in 2002, Dean also holds a Master of Arts in English and Bachelor of Arts in journalism/public relations from California State University, Long Beach. She is the current chair of the California Water Association’s Public Information Committee and immediate past chair of the National Association of Water Companies Communications Committee.
Healey currently serves as Cal Water’s Corporate Controller and Assistant Treasurer, a position he has held since 2012. In this role, he is responsible for all U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings and financial and tax reporting. Healey joined Cal Water in 2009 as Director of Financial Reporting. A certified public accountant and a certified management accountant, Healey holds a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of San Francisco.
McGhee, who has been with Cal Water since 2003, currently serves as Associate Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In this role, she advises the executive team in regulatory, commercial, real estate, risk management and other matters; manages legal proceedings; negotiates major vendor contracts; and oversees corporate governance. McGhee previously served as staff counsel at the California Public Utilities Commission and legal advisor to two commissioners. McGhee earned her Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law and Juris Doctor from Southwestern University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from California State University, Northridge.
Mortensen has served as Cal Water’s Assistant Corporate Secretary since January 2014. In this capacity, her responsibilities include overseeing employee benefit plan funding and investments; developing and maintaining corporate policies, resolutions and governing documents; coordinating stockholder plan activities; and recording and filing corporate and board documents. Since joining the company in 2008, Mortensen also has served as regulatory accounting manager, assistant to the chief financial officer and treasury manager. Mortensen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce/finance from Santa Clara University in California.