Join the Los Angeles Region in the first event in 2017: Path to Power with Debra Man, Assistant General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, Metropolitan Water District.
Debra is responsible for managing the operational business functions of the district, which include system operations, engineering, planning and resources management. In this position, one of her primary duties is to implement the Chief Executive Officer’s Business Plan and initiatives, as well as, to oversee the application and operational practice of the Board’s policies and directives.
She brings to her position 20 years of experience at Metropolitan in various aspects of business and water management. During this tenure, she was responsible for securing water supplies through agreements and partnerships with other water and agricultural interests in San Joaquin Valley and Southern California and demonstrated Metropolitan’s water supply reliability in compliance with current laws. She was also responsible for major initiatives adopted by Metropolitan’s board, such as the Integrated Resources Plan, new rate structure, and facility plans and environmental review for the district’s major expansion of its distribution system and water filtration plants.
A native of Honolulu, Man earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Hawaii and a master’s degree in civil/environmental engineering from Stanford University.
Prior to joining Metropolitan, she was a project engineer for a private engineering firm in Southern California for four years, planning and designing water and wastewater treatment and distribution facilities.
A registered professional civil engineer in California and Hawaii, Man is a member of the American Water Works Association and the Association of California Water Agencies.
Refreshments for this event will be provided courtesy of AWWEE’s Los Angeles Regional Leadership Team.