Meet the executive managers of Riverside Public Utilities.
Todd CorbinGeneral Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Corbin was named General Manager of Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) in December, 2018. In this position, he works closely with the City of Riverside’s executive leadership team, the Board of Public Utilities and the Riverside City Council to implement policies promoting environmental sustainability while continuing to provide residents and businesses with high quality and affordable water and power.
He has worked in the utilities industry most of his nearly 30-year career. Starting in 1992, he held the position of Finance Officer at Rowland Water District in Rowland Heights in Los Angeles County. He served as Assistant General Manager of the Cucamonga Valley Water District in Rancho Cucamonga from 1999 to 2012 before joining Jurupa Community Services District as General Manager.
As the head of Jurupa Community Services District, Corbin has overseen an organization of 225 employees who provide water and sewer, parks and recreation, and streetlight services to the communities of Jurupa Valley and Eastvale. His employees operate the Chino Basin Desalter and Concentrate Reduction Facility, the largest of its kind in the country.
During his 13-year term at Cucamonga Valley Water District, Corbin also served as Project Manager for the Frontier Project Foundation, the non-profit foundation of the Cucamonga Valley Water District, which promotes environmental sustainability. In that role, he managed the construction and operation of a $20 million LEED Platinum facility that was one of the most sustainable buildings in the state.
Corbin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University – San Bernardino. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Master of Public Policy at University of California, Irvine.
Daniel E. GarciaDeputy General Manager | email@example.com
Daniel E. Garcia is the Assistant General Manager, Resources for Riverside Public Utilities. His areas of responsibility currently include resource planning, strategic analytics, market operations, power generation, contracts (energy, gas and transmission), joint projects, and regulatory compliance relating to wholesale energy and transmission activities under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, California Independent System Operator, California Energy Commission and North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
Garcia has more than 30 years of experience in the electric utilities industry. He started his utility career in 1984 as an Engineering Aide and has held various positions including System Power and Gas Dispatcher, Power Scheduler, Bulk Power Manager, and Power/Gas Procurement Manager. He joined the City of Riverside in 2007 and has served in various roles including Market Operations Manager, Interim Planning Manager and Utilities Scheduler/Trader.
Garcia Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Woodbury University.
Garcia serves on various committees of the Southern California Public Power Authority, the Intermountain Power Project, Western System Power Pool, Western Electric Coordinating Council, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and the Mead-Adelanto and Mead-Phoenix Transmission projects. He is a member of the American Power Dispatchers Association.
Carlie MyersAssistant General Manager | Business Systems and Customer Service | firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlie Myers was appointed to the Assistant General Manager – Business Systems and Customer Service for the Riverside Public Utilities effective May 29, 2020. Carlie has been with the City since July 1999 and has served in a variety of roles in the City Manager’s Office, Community & Economic Development, and the Fire Department.
With over 20 years of experience in public service, Carlie oversaw the Finance Department, the CalPERS Challenge Team, the Community Police Review Commission, the Internal Audit Division, and the Ward Action teams as her role as Deputy City Manger for the City of Riverside. The programs focused on the principles of having open and honest conversations between citizens and city officials promoting public confidence. Topics included discussions on ensuring the city’s long-term financial solvency; providing independent, objective and reliable assessments of city government; an independent review of citizen complaints against law enforcement; and cross departmental teams to address the long-term problem-solving concerns in each ward. Carlie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Carlie is involved in several professional organizations and is currently a member of the League of California Cities Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations Policy Committee. Carlie is a graduate of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Leadership Riverside Program, Class of 2020. She is also Riverside Public Utilities’ designated LGBTQ+ Liaison and will work to strengthen the relationship between the LGBTQ+ community, the Utility, and the city while serving as an internal resource for the City on issues of inclusiveness.
Carlie has provided leadership and guidance throughout her career and is a dedicated public servant who strives for excellence and transparency between the community and the city.
Daniel HoneyfieldAssistant General Manager | Energy Delivery | email@example.com
Daniel Honeyfield was named the Assistant General Manager, Energy Delivery of Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) in August 2022. His areas of responsibilities include line construction and maintenance, substation construction and maintenance, meter shop, dispatch, SCADA operations, customer engineering, electric capital projects, substation and communication engineering, system enhancements and planning, and regulatory compliance related to the operation of the electric distribution and protection activities under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and California Public Utilities Commission.
Daniel has worked in the utilities industry for most of his 18-year career. Starting in 2004, he held the position of a telecom engineer with Verizon and later joined Jacobs Engineering as a consult electrical engineer in the petrochemical industry. From 2007 to 2015 Daniel held various engineering roles and positions with Riverside Public Utilities including Senior Electric Engineer within the Electric System Planning division. Thereafter, Daniel joined Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for 7 years and served as the Engineering Manager of Transmission & Distribution Maintenance Planning. At SMUD he oversaw the development of yearly Operation & Maintenance (O&M) and capital plans for all SMUD-owned substations, transmission, and distribution lines to ensure SMUD’s reliability targets were met and in compliance with Federal & State regulations.
Daniel received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, with emphasis in Technology Management, from the University of Phoenix. He also holds a Professional Engineering license with the state of California.
David A. GarciaAssistant General Manager | Water Delivery | firstname.lastname@example.org
David A. Garcia was named the Assistant General Manager, Water Delivery of Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) in August 2022. His areas of responsibilities include water design engineering, planning, water resources, operations, maintenance and construction activities, and State & Federal water regulatory compliance. David has over 28 years of water utility experience throughout the Santa Ana River Watershed. He last served as the Director of Water Operations for Eastern Municipal Water District and, previously, in various management roles, including Water Operations Manager for Riverside Public Utilities.
David received his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Riverside and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Planning from California State University, Fullerton. He is also certified as a Grade 5 Water Treatment and Distribution Operator by the California State Water Resources Control Board.