Kecia Washington (she/her) is the Director of Innovation at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) where she identifies and develops new strategies, business opportunities, and technologies that can lead to innovation and consequently growth within LADWP and the greater Los Angeles area. She builds strong relationships with industry experts and customers which include over four million residents. Kecia holds a bachelor’s degree in history from UC Berkeley and a law degree from UCLA. Her education coupled with her determination and passion have led her to a prosperous career. Kecia has worked for the Metropolitan Transit Agency in Los Angeles, The Gas Co., Sempra Energy, and the Orange County Transportation Authority. She worked for the LADWP before moving to city hall in the Office of Economic and Business Policy under Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner.