Words On Water #90: Joone Lopez on Building the Workforce for Today and Tomorrow

May 28, 2019

Joone Lopez is the General Manager of the Moulton Niguel Water District. In this episode Joone discusses the need for water utilities to think about the kind of business they will be in five to 10 years and the type of talent that should be cultivated for that workforce. She says her utility has hired data scientists and coders and worked with Netflix and Microsoft because better information leads to better decisions. Joone explains that she spends more time on hiring than many of her counterparts and selects people based on potential and attitude rather than tenure, which creates an energetic and engaged workplace.

Episode #90
Hosted by Travis Loop

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