Biography of Susana Reyes
Board Vice President
Susana Reyes is Vice President of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners. Appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, she is serving on a four-year term on the Board through June 20, 2023. Reyes was elected as Board Vice President on July 28, 2020.
The first Filipino-American to be appointed to the Board, Reyes is also the first LADWP retiree to hold a seat on the commission. She previously served as director of LADWP’s Low-Income Customer Access, a position that helped ensure low-income ratepayers could access financial assistance, discounts and rebates offered by the utility. A public servant for over 32 years, she is the founder and CEO of AgilEngines LLC, an advocacy and consulting firm focused on community outreach and civic engagement strategies. Previous positions included a pioneering role as Manager of the City of L.A.’s Facilities Recycling Program and as a Human Resources Director at LADWP where she oversaw health and wellness programs, training and leadership development, and the Workers Compensation Program.
Reyes’ experience also includes working on Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Sustainability team as a Senior Sustainability Analyst, where she helped oversee the implementation of Los Angeles’ first Sustainable City pLAn and secured a $1.7 million grant for the City from the California Air and Resources Board to help launch BlueLA — an EV car sharing pilot program in low-income communities. She is also an active member of the Sierra Club, and was elected to the organization’s first-ever all-female Executive Committee in 2017.
Reyes graduated magna cum laude from Saint Paul College with a Communications degree. She pursued a Civic Engagement Leadership and Management certification from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, a Government Purchasing and Contract Administration credential from the George Washington University, and was a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).