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.

Tim Barr, DGM

As the deputy general manager, Tim Barr is responsible for overseeing the District’s strategic planning, policies, and budgets for a service area of nearly 1 million customers covering 527 square miles in western Riverside County. In addition, he directly oversees Western’s water resources, engineering, and operations teams.
With more than 30 years of public-sector water experience, Barr previously served as Western’s director of water resources where he successfully led the District through many water management challenges. Barr implemented a budget-based rate structure designed in compliance with the Water Conservation Act of 2009 and developed the District’s water shortage contingency plan guiding the District through the statewide drought of 2014–2015.

His lengthy career includes roles as the director and deputy director of water resources, water-use efficiency manager, and communication specialist at Western as well as senior water resources planner at Rancho California Water District, a retail agency within Western’s general service area.

Barr holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside, and he is a certified Water Conservation Practitioner through the Cal-Nevada American Water Works Association. He was also named Western’s SMART Manager in 2013, an award which recognizes outstanding leadership at the District. He and his wife have lived in Temecula for 24 years where they raised two children.
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.

Greg Duecker
Director of Administration/Information Technology
Chris Fike

Deputy Director - Maintenance Operations
Karl Francis
Karl Francis 

Deputy Director of Engineering
Candi Judd 

Director of Human Resources
Derek Kawaii
Derek Kawaii

Director of Engineering
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Sarah Macdonald

Director of Strategic Communications 

Kevin Mascaro

Director of Finance 
Gary Miller
Deputy Director - System Operations
Paul Rugge

Director of Operations
Ryan Shaw
Director of Water Resources
Jason Pivovaroff
Deputy Director of Water Resources

Management Team

Jason Baringer – Operations Field Manager
Cindy Bohn - Administrative Services Manager
Alex Chang - Operations Field Manager
Larry Chanes - Operations Field Manager
James Chatwin Safety Officer 
Tresa Huffman - Customer Service Manager 
Albert Magallon - Operations Field Manager 
Mike Mouser - Information Technology Manager
Tony Pollak - Operations Field Manager
 Dean Standing Warrior - Operations Field Manager
Veronica Yun Zheng - Controller