Aram Benyamin, Chief Operating Officer

Aram Benyamin

Chief Operating Officer

Aram Benyamin is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest publicly-owned utility. He assumed the leadership role in November 2022. Mr. Benyamin rejoined the Department from Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU), where he previously served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He initially joined CSU as the General Manager of Energy Supply in 2015 following his retirement from LADWP where he began his career as an entry-level engineer and ascended to one of the top executive positions in the Power System. In his capacity as COO, Mr. Benyamin works with the General Manager on all facets of LADWP’s operations, policies, budget, and goals, and is responsible for directly overseeing the Senior Assistant General Manager(s) over the Power System and assists in shepherding the evolutionary plans and goals of that system.

Mr. Benyamin brings a wealth of utility executive experience to this position. As CEO of a highly regarded public utility, he managed CSU through its own Integrated Resource Plan to lay out the next decades of that city’s energy future, accelerated their resiliency and conservation efforts in the face of prolonged drought and the Colorado River crisis, and directed innovative business solutions to leverage fiber, technology, and modernization.

Aram Benyamin is a Professional Engineer with a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering from California State University, Los Angeles. He also has a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of La Verne and a master’s degree in public of administration (MPA) from California State University, Northridge.