Organization-wide Succession Planning Remains Top Strategic Priority

(July 16, 2019) – Rowland Water District has promoted several veteran employees to pivotal titles within its system. Dave Warren, the District’s Director of Operations (DOO), will now serve as Assistant General Manager, with Water Systems Supervisor Dusty Moisio stepping into the DOO role. Maintaining a full leadership pipeline is important to the District, ensuring its staff is prepared for the future and ready for any potential vacancies or changes.

“The promotion of these dedicated employees is an important part of the District’s commitment to thoughtful succession planning,” said Rowland Water General Manager Tom Coleman. “We have an internal culture that advances employee growth and professional development. Everyone benefits, especially our customers, when we can retain talented employees, think ahead and promote from within as positions become available.”

Dave Warren began his career with the District in 1987 as a Meter Reader, and since that time he has served as a Customer Service Representative, System Operator, Water Systems Supervisor, and Operations Superintendent. Warren was named DOO in December of 2014. A leader in the regional water industry, he is a member of multiple organizations and currently serves as the Vice President of the Southern California Water Utilities Association.

Dusty Moisio joined Rowland Water in 1997 as a Meter Reader, and during his 21 years at the District, he has worked in various positions/departments including Customer Service, Distribution Maintenance, System Operations, Water Resources, and most recently as Water Systems Supervisor, where he demonstrated his passion for maintaining outstanding water quality.

In addition to these positions, Rowland Water announced two additional staff changes. Senior Water Systems Operator Robert Leamy, who has been with Rowland Water since 2006, has been promoted to Water Systems Supervisor. Ryan White, who joined the District in 2011, will be moving into the Senior Water Systems Operator position from Cross-Connection Control Specialist. Both White and Leamy hold multiple water systems certifications in treatment, distribution, cross-connection control, backflow testing and others.

“Rowland Water is guided by a deep investment in strategic planning, and our commitment to the development of our employees is one of its cornerstones,” said Rowland Water Board President Robert Lewis. “We are confident that these exceptional employees will enjoy continued job satisfaction while providing the District a stable staffing plan and ensuring the highest level of service to our ratepayers.”

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