Seattle Public Utilities Selects TCG for HRD Search

SEATTLE, WA – Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), a provider of efficient and forward-looking utility services that keep Seattle the best place to live and work for everyone, has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Director of Human Resources search. Managing Director, Pam Noble, and Recruiting Director, Jim May are leading the critical search.

“We are very excited to have been selected to conduct this nationwide search for Seattle Public Utilities,” said Pam Noble. “Seattle Public Utilities is an innovative industry leader in excellence and we are confident in our abilities to deliver an outstanding and diverse set of candidates for this position.”

Seattle Public Utilities is seeking an experienced Director of Human Resources with proven experience leading HR functions and teams integrating the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in HR policies, programs, and initiatives. A successful candidate will provide visionary leadership and is an integral contributor to departmental culture initiatives. A strategic business partner and advisor to executive leadership, this person will be charged with delivering equitable programs and services that are aligned to their Strategic Business Plan and support a diverse, inclusive and engaging environment where employees can thrive.

To learn more about this opportunity and/or The Christopher Group please contact Jim May at

About Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities is a dynamic organization that seeks to provide world-class utility services to its customers. Services include solid waste, sewage, and drainage for Seattle residents and businesses, and drinking water for the 1.4 million regional customers both in Seattle and the 26 municipalities and special water districts also served by SPU.

As a city, Seattle is known as a progressive leader in technology, innovation, and the environment.  As an employer, the City of Seattle is leading local government in environmental stewardship, green building, and social justice. The City of Seattle has more than 1,200 job titles in 24 different departments, from the Office of Immigrant and Refugees Affairs or the Office of Arts & Culture to the Public Utilities and Department of Transportation. The positions range from seasonal work at the City’s parks and recreation facilities to skilled trade workers, accounting, communications, and information technology professionals, and middle and senior-level management. Since 1869, the City of Seattle’s 10,000 employees works for the greater good by providing programs and services to Seattle’s people and businesses.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, and HR consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.