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David Collinsworth

General Manager/CEO
Brazos River Authority of Texas

The Brazos River Authority Board of Directors appointed David Collinsworth to the position of General Manager/CEO effective April 1, 2018. Mr. Collinsworth is the eighth general manager since its establishment by the Texas Legislature in 1929. He is a career BRA employee with over 30-years of service with the organization. Before his appointment to GM/CEO, Mr. Collinsworth worked in or managed nearly all aspects of the BRA, serving as regional manager for the Central and Lower Basins, business manager for the Central Basin and earlier managing water quality projects, laboratory management, and field operations.

As general manager, Mr. Collinsworth oversees more than 275 employees in multiple locations throughout the Brazos River Basin while managing the System’s water supply, water treatment projects, and water quality initiatives under the direction of the 21-member board of directors.

Mr. Collinsworth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aquatic Biology and Chemistry from Southwest Texas State University. He currently serves on the Texas State University’s Advisory Council for the School of Science and Engineering and on the Texas Water Conservation Association Board of Directors. He has served on the Texas Utility Council of the American Water Works Association and the Inland Fisheries Advisory Committee of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

David’s wife, Tara, is a retired elementary school teacher. His oldest daughter is an attorney and his youngest daughter works as an operating room nurse.

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