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New Management Trio Named

Chief Operating Officer, Assistant City Manager & Chief Stadium Authority Officer

Post Date:09/06/2017 11:04 AM

Moving quickly to add to the upper management team for the City of Santa Clara, newly named City Manager Deanna Santana announced the addition of three experienced professionals to her management team: Chief Operating Officer, Walter Rossmann; Assistant City Manager, Manuel Pineda; and Chief Stadium Authority Officer, Scott McKibben. Each will report directly to City Manager Santana.

“Santa Clara is already known for its strong municipal team and these three experienced professionals continue in that tradition,” Santana said. “As we add to the team, we will do great work for Santa Clara. I am eager to get to work and I know Walter, Manuel and Scott share my commitment to building collaborative working environments for city employees and creating opportunities for Santa Clara to thrive.”

In addition to general City administration, Santa Clara also owns and operates Levi’s® Stadium, which is overseen by the Stadium Authority, and has its own electric utility, Silicon Valley Power. All three new members of Santana’s leadership team have decades of experience and proven track records of successfully managing complex initiatives and services and bring relevant and needed skills to the city’s already stellar executive staff to advance and leverage strategic opportunities for Santa Clara.

  • Rossmann will be the City’s Chief Operating Officer serving as her “right hand,” overseeing daily operations and advancement of City Council policy priorities.

  • Pineda will be charged with organizational management of City Council goals relative to infrastructure, sustainability, transportation, city-owned assets and other related duties.

  • McKibben will work with Santana and the Stadium Authority Board to oversee proper operation and management of city-owned Levi’s® Stadium.

Rossmann, Pineda, and McKibben will join Santa Clara’s strong city management team in October, helping Santana ensure Santa Clara is a well-managed city, offers high-quality services, and is a world-class sporting and entertainment destination.  

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