Jennifer Pierre is the General Manager, overseeing implementing the SWCs objectives and overall operations. She and her staff work to provide technical, legal, and scientific support to the SWC members to ensure a sustainable water supply from the State Water Project. Ms. Pierre has over 15 years of experience with Delta management including but not limited to restoration planning, operations criteria development and regulatory compliance. She leads SWC’s participation in guiding and developing the framework for the state’s management of water supply and ecological issues within the Delta. Additionally, Pierre manages coordination with the CA Department of Water Resources regarding statewide water supply management, and the programs, policies and regulations affecting SWP.
Under administrative direction from the Board of Directors, provides legal advice to SWC’s Board of Directors and member agencies with respect to issues that impact the SWCs; collaborates with the Board of Directors and executives to develop legal strategies; manages SWC’s outside legal counsel; represents SWC in hearings and court proceedings; ensures SWC contracts with vendors are legally protective of SWC; coordinates SWC legal affairs with other public water agencies, State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and regulatory agencies; and performs other duties as assigned. This is an at-will position.
For more information about the State Water Contractors, the General Counsel position and instructions for how to apply, please click on the link to the SWC General Counsel Brochure below:
Eric Chapman, a licensed civil engineer, has served as SWC’s Principal Engineer since 2003. Eric works closely with the Department of Water Resources and SWC member agencies to advance solutions across a broad spectrum of categories, including: finance, information and control systems, technology and business development, as well as SWP engineering, construction, operations and maintenance activities.
Tim Haines has more than 20 years of professional experience in the power industry having worked for utilities, consulting firms, and the California International Organization for Standardization. In his role, Haines is responsible for establishing and achieving SWC Board of Directors’ energy and risk goals and objectives, and serves as the authority within the industry and with state and federal regulatory agencies.
Allison Febbo is a hydrologist with over 17 years of professional experience in California water resource management. She has served as a Water Resource Specialist with SWC more than 10 years, providing technical expertise on statewide issues that affect the State Water Project’s ability to store, export, and deliver water supply. Additionally, she performs technical analyses of water supply operations under varying infrastructure, hydrologic conditions, and regulatory conditions.
With more than 20 years of public- and private-sector experience in water, Ms. Austin joins the SWC from the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Science Program, where she managed the science-based adaptive management unit. Prior to that, Ms. Austin served as the Acting Chief of Science Communications for the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) California Water Science Center. She has a master’s of public health degree in environmental health from California State University, San Diego, and a bachelor’s of science in biology from Colorado State University.