Executive Management

GM Craig Miller

Craig Miller, GM



General Manager of the 527-square mile Western Municipal Water District, Craig Miller is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the District, including oversight of Finance, Operations, Engineering, Community Affairs and Water Resources.
 Mr. Miller joined the District in 2014.

He currently sits on the Association of California Water Agencies Groundwater Committee, and a Board member of the California Municipal Utilities Association.

Mr. Miller has more than 30 years of engineering and leadership experience, is a registered civil engineer in the state of California, holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Miller resides in the city of Orange with his wife, Cinthia, and two college-aged sons. Mr. Miller’s work experience includes 20 years at the Orange County Water District and private consulting, specializing in water resource development, water rights, groundwater management, water and sewer system operations and capital project development.

AGM Rod Lemond

Rod LeMond, AGM/CFO



‏Rod LeMond directs the financial endeavors for Western. In joining Western in 2009, he brought more than 30 years of experience in the financial fields as an independent auditor and management consultant to local governments: cities, counties, special districts and joint powers agencies. Mr. LeMond’s experience includes working with mid-size to large and complex entities encompassing finance and accounting, treasury, human resources and information systems. Government enterprise engagement experience includes waste management, water and sewer, and electric utilities. Prior to joining Western, Mr. LeMond was with McGladrey ,LLP, since 1977. McGladrey is a national public accounting and consulting firm that operates through 90 locations in the United States employing 8,000 personnel. Mr. LeMond has a Master of Business Administration, Finance, California State University, San Bernardino; a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Accounting Concentration, California State University, Fullerton; Certified Public Accountant, licensed in California and Nevada; and Certified Government Finance Manager (CGFM), by Association of Government Accountants.

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Tim Barr
Director of Water Resources
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Greg Duecker
Director of Administration/Information Technology
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Chris Fike

Deputy Director - Maintenance Operations
Karl Francis
Karl Francis 

Deputy Director of Engineering
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Candi Judd 

Director of Human Resources
Derek Kawaii
Derek Kawaii

Director of Engineering 

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Kevin Mascaro
Director of Finance
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Gary Miller
Deputy Director - System Operations
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Paul Rugge
Director of Operations
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Ryan Shaw
Deputy Director of Water Resource
   

Management Team

 
Cindy Bohn - Administrative Services Manager
Alex Chang - Operations Field Manager
Larry Chanes - Operations Field Manager
Karly Gaynor - Water Planning and Policy Manager
Tresa Huffman - Customer Service Manager  Albert Magallon - Operations Field Manager 
Rachel McGuire - Community Affairs Manager Tom McMillen - Safety & Risk Program Manager 
Mike Mouser - Information Technology Manager Tony Pollak - Operations Field Manager 
Dean Standing Warrior - Operations Field Manager Veronica Yun Zheng - Controller