Two Executives Appointed at GBRA
SEGUIN, TX The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Patteson introduced two executive managers this week during the GBRA Board of Directors meeting. Cindy Demers was named Executive Manager of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Darel Ball was named Executive Manager for Water Resources and Utility Operations.
Demers, who formerly served as Chief Financial Officer at the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), will oversee the accounting and finance functions at GBRA, preparation of GBRA's annual budget and five-year financial plan, financial reserves, and debt service investments, capital assets, procurement and risk management. Her areas of responsibility also include accounts payable, receivable and payroll functions, human resource services, information technology support, and coordination of GBRA's Industrial Development Corporation.
Ball, who was promoted internally from his position as manager for Lower Basin Operations, serves as the chief operations officer and directs engineering and construction activities of the organization, water resource management, recreation and parks, and utilities operations. He also will direct the negotiation and development of major contracts and represent GBRA with its customers.
Demers, a certified public accountant, earned a bachelor's degree from Concordia University in Austin and her master's degree from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. Prior to her work at TWDB, she was controller for the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and also previously served as assistant city manager in Round Rock, Texas.
Ball earned a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and a master of business administration from the University of Houston-Victoria. Ball brings decades of service and commitment to GBRA and its communities throughout the Guadalupe River basin to his new position.