LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Doug Wilson, former general manager of the Padre Dam Municipal Water District, took his seat as a member of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
He joins Lynne L. Heidel, Keith Lewinger and Fern Steiner as San Diego County Water Authority representatives on Metropolitan’s 37-member board. He succeeds James Bowersox, who had served on the Metropolitan board since December 2010.
Padre Dam’s representative on the Water Authority’s Board of Directors, Wilson serves on the Water Authority board’s Engineering and Operations Committee, Imported Water Committee and Audit Committee.
Following his election in November 2010, Wilson entered his second stint as a member of Padre Dam’s Board of Directors. He previously served eight years on the Padre Dam board from 1989 to 1997.
Wilson also served as Padre Dam’s general manager from July 2006 until his retirement in December 2010. Previously, he was the Padre Dam’s director of finance for nine years. In addition, he taught accounting as a member of the San Diego State University faculty for six years.
A certified public accountant, Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Northridge. A veteran, he served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War as well as in Japan.
Wilson is a member and past president of the Santee/Lakeside Rotary Club and Santee Chamber of Commerce.
He and his wife, Pam, have three children.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.