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UTC announces two key executive appointments

LACEY, Wash. - Today the Utilities and Transportation Commission announced the appointment of two new members to its executive team. 

The UTC appointed Amy Andrews to the role of deputy director and chief financial officer. Andrews most recently served as the finance manager, and formerly held the position of policy director. Andrews started at the commission in 2012 and has extensive knowledge of the commission’s statewide policy strategy, regulatory accounting and taxation, and the commission’s finances. 

“Amy is a natural fit for this position,” said Executive Director Amanda Maxwell. “Her depth of knowledge, background in both policy and finance, and sharp leadership insight will serve the commission well.” 

The UTC also announced the appointment of Anna Gill as the director of consumer protection and communications. Gill is returning to the commission having previously served as the agency’s spokesperson, and most recently held the role of communications director for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Anna also served as communications manager at the Department of Revenue. 

“I am excited to welcome Anna back to the commission,” said Maxwell. “Her experience leading communications and consumer departments at other state agencies along with her institutional knowledge will help us continue to move the commission forward.” 

Andrews holds a bachelor’s degree from Ottawa University and an MBA from Grand Canyon University.  

Gill holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and sociology from Central Washington University.  

The UTC regulates the rates and services of household goods movers; passenger transportation companies; investor-owned electric, natural gas, garbage, and water utilities; landline telecommunications companies; garbage haulers; commercial ferries; pipeline companies; marine pilotage; and a low-level radioactive waste repository.