Aram Benyamin, P.E.
Chief Executive Officer
Aram Benyamin joined Colorado Springs Utilities in 2015 as the general manager of energy supply and was named CEO in October of 2018. Prior to joining Colorado Springs Utilities, Benyamin was the Senior Assistant General Manager, head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) power system, the nation’s largest municipal utility. At LADWP, Benyamin was responsible for 4,000 employees with an annual budget of $3.9 billion, serving more than four million residents of Los Angeles.
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.
He has also earned the following certificates:
- Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
- Executive Business Management Program, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Anderson School of Management
- Engineering and Technical Management, UCLA
- Business Management Program, UCLA
- Leadership for the 21st Century, UCLA
- Total Quality Management, UCLA
- Construction Management, UCLA.
Benyamin’s current and past board member and trustee affiliations include YMCA Downtown Colorado Springs Board Member, Armenian General Benevolent Union, Worldwide District Committee Board Member, Boys and Girls Scouts commissioner, troop committee member and volunteer, Trustee of Joint Safety and Training Institutes, Southern California Public Power Association board member, Large Public Power Council board member and California Municipal Utilities Association board member.
The CEO's leadership team includes:
Acting Chief Customer & Corporate Services Officer
Chief Planning & Finance Officer
Manager of Economic Development
Acting General Manager of Regulatory & Compliance
Chief Environmental Services Officer
General Manager of Acquisition, Engineering & Planning
Chief Energy Services Officer
General Manager of Program Management
Chief Water Services Officer