CWEEL Breakfast and Keynote Presentation

June 16 | Thursday | 7:30 - 9:00 am

Free breakfast, presentation and networking event* in support of women-owned businesses, and the unique barriers and opportunities these firms encounter in the marketplace.

  • Located in Skagit 4-5
*Select this event during registration. Event, food and beverage is included for registered attendees.

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Vargo, Chief Operating Officer, Seattle City Light

Michelle joined City Light in 2013. She has responsibility for all utility Transmission, Distribution, and System Operations functions. Prior to her appointment to this position in June 2021, she served in a number of roles including Deputy Operating Officer, and as a Director in both Transmission and Distribution and Generation Operations and Engineering.

Before joining City Light, she spent five years as an Engineering Officer in the United States Army and five years as a Regional Accounts Manager and Business Development Technology Manager for a global industrial gas company in the Chicago area.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. She is also a registered professional engineer.  Proud wife and mother of two who enjoys physical activity and working on teams.  

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