JCSUD Management Team
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The District’s managment team is on the leading edge in terms of expertise and service among rural water providers in Texas. What a good story there is to tell about the history of the District. So much has transpired over the decades to stay ahead of the growing demand for water utility service in this part of North Central Texas. It takes the right people to couple vision and initiative to bridge planning with deployment.
Pete Kampfer, General Manager
At the behest of the Board of Directors, Pete is responsible for the day-to-day operation and oversight of all District operations, governance, activities, financial accountability, system development and planning, system operations, communication and information system initiatives and vision planning. Pete finds professional gratification through less overt paths in team leadership.
He brings 32 years of successful management and business experience to his position with JCSUD. His primary emphasis areas included fiscal strength and sustainability, economic development, and water utility resource development. He previously served as the General Manager of the Brazos Regional Public Utility Agency (BRPUA) in Granbury, which primarily manages and operates the water treatment plant on Lake Granbury to provide drinking water to JCSUD and Acton MUD for Johnson and Hood county residents. Pete has extensive experience in utility administration, having served as City Administrator in Hamilton and Colorado City, Texas, Oberlin, KS, Alamosa, CO and Raton, NM.
Pete enjoys international travel and is fluent in several Northern European languages.
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Dana Collier, System Development Manager
Dana manages development planning, new growth activities, and assists the engineer in monitoring the system hydraulic model, as well as the GIS system for the District.
Dana brings over 20 years of GIS (CAD and ESRI) mapping experience to the District. One of her major projects was converting the CAD mapping system to the ESRI mapping system for the District. Dana has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, land records, easements, GIS and planning.
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Josh Howard, Finance Manager
Josh is the chief fiscal officer of the District, with full and direct management responsibility of fiscal management, accounting, budgeting, and investment management. Josh strives to enhance compliance, financial sustainability & transparency, and service delivery for the benefit of customers and stakeholders.
Josh holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and has a diverse background within the organization. He has served numerous roles at JCSUD over the past 5 years including Customer Liaison, Customer Service Manager, Utility Services Manager, and Finance Manager. He recently led the conversion of the new financial software throughout the District.
Josh spends most of his free time with his wife and three kids. He enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams, spending time outdoors, and golfing.
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Jeremiah Bihl, P.E., Engineering Manager
Jeremiah develops, supervises, and coordinates all engineering work in support of a wide range of complex projects for the District. He strives to utilize sound engineering practices with new technology to make the District safe, efficient and productive.
Jeremiah is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and holds a Bachelor of Science in Geoscience from Angelo State University and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He has provided design and project support for a number of water and wastewater system projects including conventional and advanced water treatment facilities, water line, and sewer line improvements and replacements.
Jeremiah enjoys spending time with his wife and four daughters, showing them new experiences and making memories. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, gardening, and playing games.
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Tyler Lyles, Water Operations Manager
Tyler coordinates the overall quality, production, treatment, transmission, and storage of the water supply system.
Tyler has been working in the water and wastewater industry since he was 18 years old. He has served numerous roles at JCSUD over the past 11 years including Water Operator, Crew Leader, Backhoe Operator, and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Most recentely, Tyler served as the District's CIP Coordinator where he was responsible for reviewing engineering plans for new development and coordinating new construction projects from JCSUD’s master plan.
In his free time, Tyler enjoys life with his wife and two kids. His hobbies include fishing, golfing, playing indoor soccer, and going to country music concerts with his wife.
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James Lyles, Wastewater Operations Manager
James coordinates the overall wastewater treatment process from the collection system to the wastewater treatment plant to ensure a safe and high-quality final effluent.
James brings over 30 years of experience in the wastewater and collection field to the District. He gladly served 22 years with the City of Cleburne as Operator and Supervisor of the Wastewater Plant. He also served the City of Rio Vista for 7 years as the Public Works Director, and managed Parker Water Corporation for several years. James strives to assist JCSUD customers to the best of his ability and truly values the relationships that are built with customers and his co-workers.
James is happily married and enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with his friends, family, and dogs.
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Carrie LaFountain, Customer Service Manager
Carrie plans, organizes and coordinates the activities and operations within the Customer Service Department. She combines her passion, experience, and ability to develop life-long relationships with customers to provide a courteous, service-oriented environment.
Carrie brings over 25 years of customer service experience from multiple different avenues to the District. Her previous experience coupled with her strong leadership skills quickly advanced her to Customer Service Manager after starting with the District. She leads with the vision that the customer comes first and excels at understanding and matching the customers' needs and expectations. Carrie takes great pride in leading her team of 8 exceptional Customer Service Representatives.
Carrie enjoys exploring new countries by cruising the ocean with family and friends. She has a passion for snorkeling and parasailing and plans to pursue underwater diving.
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Sarah Bauman, Communications Manager
Sarah leads the overall development and execution of internal and external communication strategies, public relations, and community outreach. She has a passion for building quality relationships to help build the capacity of team members to lead and support their organizations and communicate effectively.
A proud graduate of Texas Tech University, Sarah received her B.S degree in Human Development. She is a certified Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED) and is experienced in planning and organizing the implementation of community improvement projects, strategic planning, marketing, tourism, communications, grant writing, and business development. Sarah was recently recommended by her peers and accepted into the 2021 Leadership Texas Program.
Sarah enjoys traveling with her husband and their three adventurous teenage boys. She especially enjoys live music, historic downtowns, local restaurants, college football and exploring the outdoors.
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ADINA REED, PHR, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Adina creats impactful internal benefits and communications and develops strategies to ensure programs are implemented successfully. She works closely with the management team to create communications that enhance and promote HR programs such as health and wellness, recognition, performance management and compensation. Adina strives to promote a positive outlook on the District internally as well as externally.
Adina is a certified Professional in Human Resources in the State of Texas and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Western Governors University. She is currentely pursuing her Masters in Human Resource from Louisiana State University. She has provided Human Resource support to large and small companies with a focus on Employee Relations for over 10 years. Before pursuing her career in Human Resource, Adina spent over 15 years as a paralegal supporting attorneys in the areas of family law, bankruptcy, estate planning and probate.
Adina enjoys spending time with her adult children and grandchildren. Her hobbies include event planning/hosting, quality time with her grandchildren, and traveling.
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