Assistant General Manager, San Antonio River Authority (SARA)
Mr. Graham has been with SARA since 1991 and assumed the duties of Assistant General Manager in June 2006. In his current role, Mr. Graham directs the administration and business of the operational and technical departments within the Authority, including Watershed Engineering, Watershed Operations, Utilities, Environmental Sciences, Real Estate, and Parks—with a total of approximately 250 employees in these areas. Mr. Graham is responsible for furthering the mission of the Authority through the operation and development of water and wastewater treatment facilities, environmental protection, promotion of low-impact development, and water quality in the San Antonio River Basin and advancement of flood control, engineering, and project management to meet the needs of the district. Mr. Graham assists the General Manager and serves as liaison with local, state, and federal elected and appointed officials and agencies on matters of interest to the Authority.
Mr. Graham has 32 years of professional engineering experience. He is passionate about intergovernmental cooperation and collaboration at the federal, state, and local government levels for more efficient, effective, and innovative public service. In the area of water resource engineering, Mr. Graham’s experience has included planning, design, modeling, project management, and construction on many projects of all scales. Mr. Graham has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a member of Chi Epsilon Engineering Honor Society. He is active in the Texas Water Conservation Association (TWCA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), the Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA), on the Board of the National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA), and formerly on the Engineering Advisory Council at the University of Texas at San Antonio (2006-2013), the National Boards of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children (2011-2017), the San Antonio 2030 District Board (2016-2018), and the San Antonio Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) (2013-2015).