Salt River Project has announced Leslie Meyers as the company’s new chief water executive.
Meyers, who will also serve as the Tempe-based utility's associate general manager of water resources, joins SRP with more than 30 years of water resources management experience in Arizona and the Southwest, most recently with the Bureau of Reclamation, according to a release.
Throughout her career, Meyers has worked on strategic initiative planning and implementation with federal and state-level organizations, tribes, irrigation districts, local governments, non-governmental organizations and others, the release stated.
"Water resource management is critical to Arizona, and SRP has been a leader of wise stewardship for more than a century," Meyers said. "I’m proud to join an organization dedicated to ensuring a sustainable water future for our communities."
SRP CEO Mike Hummel said Meyers "brings a wealth of experience and knowledge at a unique time for our state as Arizonans continue to face this record drought.
"As SRP’s water resiliency remains strong in spite of the drought, Leslie will lead our effort to continue to work with our partners to plan for the current drought and solve long-term water needs for the state."
Meyers succeeds Dave Roberts who will retire after 36 years with SRP.
"Dave leaves behind an enduring legacy as he has contributed so much to SRP’s water management and resiliency," Hummel said. "His leadership has helped SRP remain a reliable provider of this precious resource to the Valley."