Eileen White is the new Executive Officer for the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board.

San Francisco Bay Water Board Names Eileen White as New Executive Officer

By the State Water Board, Members in the News, Wastewater News

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board announced in June the appointment of CWEA member Eileen White as its executive officer, succeeding Michael Montgomery. Her first day is July 11.

There are nine regional boards.

White most recently served as director of East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Wastewater Department, where she recently led the development of EBMUD’s Integrated Master Plan for its main wastewater treatment plant, along with EBMUD’s Climate Action Plan, to guide operations, investments and priorities for decades to come. White managed a workforce of 280 people.

“The board is delighted to welcome Eileen White, known throughout the region for her years of leadership at the East Bay Municipal Utility District in both wastewater and drinking water, areas of critical importance to us all,” said Jim McGrath, chair of the San Francisco Bay Regional Board.

“Eileen brings exceptional experience in strategic planning, managing complex operations, emergency response readiness, and preparing a major utility for sustainability and resilience,” said Jayne Battey, the regional board’s vice chair.

In addition to her more than three decades at EBMUD, White has served on the Board of the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies, a coalition of 42 agencies in the Bay Area that treat municipal wastewater for about 7.1 million customers. She has broad experience working with East Bay communities to address their needs throughout the planning, designing, and execution of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.

White currently serves as the chair of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ Climate Change and Resilience Committee and is on the Board of the San Francisco Estuary Institute.

“I am thrilled to join the Water Board and bring my experience to bear to protect water quality throughout the Bay Area,” said White. “I am also inspired by the board’s forward-looking actions to address climate change impacts and look forward to supporting it reach its goals.”

White received her Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

The six-member San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board extends appreciation to Tom Mumley, who served as interim executive officer since January 31, and to Lisa Horowitz McCann, the assistant executive officer, for their leadership of the board’s team of managers and staff.

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