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Chair John Varela announces launch of CEO/GM recruitment

The CEO and General Manager Search Update

The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors has launched a formal executive search for the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager. The board has retained Korn Ferry, a global executive recruitment firm, to manage the search process and conduct a national search to include both internal and external candidates. Korn Ferry was selected for this engagement based on the firm’s direct experience in leading Chief Executive and General Management searches for clients in the private and public water, infrastructure and utility sectors.

The Board of Directors has been working with Korn Ferry to develop a position specification.

Chairman John Varela said, “The selection of the district’s next Chief Executive Officer is a top priority and the Board of Directors is committed to conducting a thoughtful, thorough and transparent search process.”

The board has asked Korn Ferry to present at the Feb. 28, 2017, board meeting information about the search, including the experience and leadership profile, search process and anticipated timeline.

“We encourage all interested stakeholders to attend the Feb. 28 public Board Meeting as the consultant will also be available to answer additional questions,” said Chair Varela.

Norma Camacho, former Chief Operating Officer for Watersheds, will continue to serve in the role of interim CEO during this period.