Central Coast Community Energy Announces New Executive Leadership Team

Central Coast Community Energy Announces New Executive Leadership Team

May 15, 2023

MONTEREY, Calif., May 15, 2023 – Central Coast Community Energy (3CE), one of California’s largest community choice aggregators, is proud to announce a series of leadership appointments that position the agency to meet its renewable energy goals while continuing to deliver value to customers and investment in communities through programs and rate savings.

Seasoned administrative executive Dewayne Woods has been appointed Chief Financial Officer at 3CE. Woods worked as the Assistant County Administrative Officer for the County of Monterey for more than 22 years, where he oversaw the County’s $1.9 billion budget and finance operations. He brings deep experience in public utilities and enterprise operations.

Catherine Stedman, who joined 3CE in 2022 to lead communications and outreach efforts, has been appointed Chief Communications Officer. In this role, Stedman will oversee communications, account services, and energy programs. Stedman brings extensive utility experience in community relations and government affairs, having led external affairs for California American Water’s district operations on the Monterey Peninsula for sixteen years.

Dennis Dyc-O’Neal has moved from Director of Power Supply Resources to Interim Chief Operating Officer for 3CE. With more than 25 years of experience in the electric and natural gas markets, Dyc-O’Neal brings specialized capability in renewable energy, business development, and contract administration. Prior to joining 3CE, he was the Director of Power Resources for Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) and spent thirteen years at PG&E in energy procurement and contract management.

“These changes position 3CE with motivated and experienced leaders dedicated to fulfilling our mission of transitioning the communities we serve to 100% clean and renewable energy, and delivering care and results for our customers, communities, boards, and stakeholders,” said CEO Robert Shaw. “It is my privilege to serve with them as we continue our rapid pace of renewable energy development, exceeding both state and federal goals.”

About Central Coast Community Energy

Central Coast Community Energy (3CE) is a public agency that sources competitively priced electricity from clean and renewable energy resources. 3CE is locally controlled and governed by board members who represent each community served by the agency. Revenue generated by 3CE stays local and helps keep electricity rates affordable for customers, while also funding innovative energy programs designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions and stimulate economic development. 3CE provides service to approximately 444,000 customer meters, or more than 1 million people throughout the Central Coast, including residential, commercial, and agricultural customers in communities located within Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more at 3CEnergy.org and on social media, including FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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Central Coast Community Energy

Lena Wallace
Communications Specialist