PFM Executive Search is pleased to announce that Rafael Villarreal will be joining the City of Abbotsford as the new General Manager of Engineering & Regional Utilities starting November 5, 2018. Rafael holds a Bachelor and Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of Los Andes Colombia; a Masters in Information Science from the University of Lund Sweden; a Master of Urban Planning from McGill; and a Master of Liberal Arts in Management from Harvard. He is a Professional Engineer, a Registered Professional Planner, and a Project Management Professional.
Rafael is joining the City of Abbotsford from the City of Kelowna where he most recently held the role of Manager of Integrated Transportation. Within this portfolio, he was also the Administrator of the Sustainable Transportation Partnership of the Central Okanagan and was responsible for leading the successful Imagine Kelowna project – the long-range strategic vision for Kelowna. Rafael’s background includes working with the City of Edmonton, the City of St. Albert and the City of Bogota in Colombia. Congratulations Rafael!