Meet Our Director

James L. Colombo is the Interim Director of the WSU Energy Program.

Colombo has over 45 years of experience providing technical service, support, and training to customers such as Washington state agencies, universities, citizens, management, and employees. Colombo has considerable experience with project, program and team leadership, strategic planning, budgets and business development. Throughout his career, he has excelled at providing customer-focused services to internal and external customers.

Before becoming the Interim Director of the WSU Energy Program on September 1, 2022, Colombo served as the Manager of the Information Technology Department at the WSU Energy Program, and before that in the Washington State Energy Office – since 1987, where he contributed significantly to energy programs, projects and services for the state, region and nation.

Prior to his service within energy organizations, Colombo worked for the South Puget Sound Community College and the King County Library System.