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SAWS Announces Chief Information Officer Hire

San Antonio Water System announced the selection of a new member to its senior leadership team today.

Sree Pulapaka will serve as Vice President/Chief Information Officer for SAWS. He was most recently the Director of Enterprise Business Innovation and Analytics for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining MWAA, Pulapaka was the Section Head - Enterprise Technology Solutions for nearly four years at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, one of the largest water and wastewater utilities in the country serving 1.8 million residents. During his tenure, he supported compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations/standards, including consent decrees for sanitary sewer overflows.

“Sree has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Technology sector,” said Robert R. Puente, president & CEO of SAWS. “And his experience with a very large water and wastewater utility will be invaluable to us as we continue to build upon our reputation as one of the premier water utilities in the nation.”

Pulapaka has a successful track record of managing and leading complex information technology programs in a number of sectors including: government, water and wastewater, aviation, healthcare and telecommunications. This exposure enabled him to quickly grasp the business and organization challenges and tailor successful solutions. He effectively reduced operational costs and increased customer satisfaction.

After serving as a consultant for large IT services companies such as Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) and SAP (BusinessObjects), Pulapaka was part of the IT executive management team at Johns Hopkins University and Health System, a 50,000-employee organization, before being recruited to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

He earned his Master of Science in engineering from Texas Tech University.

San Antonio Water System provides water and wastewater services to more than 1.6 million consumers in the San Antonio region. SAWS is the national leader in water innovation with the largest direct recycled system in the country, largest groundwater based Aquifer Stored & Recovery facility in the nation and was the first in the U.S. in converting methane gas to energy, making this wonderful city…Waterful.

 
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