John Wright, CPA
Senior Manager

John Wright, CPA

Education

Master of Science in Finance, University of Colorado at Denver Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Certifications

Certified Public Accountant, State of Colorado #11959
Series 50 Municipal Advisor Representative

Email

jwright@raftelis.com

About John

John has more than 25 years of professional experience in financial management and economic analysis positions involving water, wastewater, energy, and telecommunications utilities. Prior to joining Raftelis in 2010, he served as the Manager of Rate Administration at Denver Water, one of the largest and most complex municipal water utilities in the western United States. In this role, John supervised the completion of Denver Water’s annual financial planning, cost-of-service, and capacity fee studies. He also served as the liaison on financial issues to Denver Water’s retail and wholesale outside-city customers.

Prior to joining Denver Water, John served as a Senior Economist at the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, a nationally recognized leader in water pollution control and sustainable stormwater management programs. He assisted in the development of the annual financial plan and was responsible for preparing the annual sewer and stormwater cost-of-service and capacity fee studies.

John has also served as a Senior Analyst at the both the Colorado and Oregon public utility commissions. His work at the Colorado PUC included testifying as an expert witness in electric power and natural gas utility rate cases. At the Oregon PUC, John specialized in telecommunications utility issues and served as an expert witness in regulatory proceedings.

Since joining Raftelis, John has served as the project manager or lead consultant for numerous water and wastewater utility consulting engagements, primarily focusing on financial planning, cost of service, rate design, and capacity fees.