Valley Water Board of Directors named Rick Callender as their incoming chief executive officer, to succeed Norma Camacho.
"Congratulations to Mr. Callender," said Nai Hsueh, Chair of the Valley Water Board of Directors. "There are many challenges ahead, and the board will work together with the new CEO to produce positive outcomes for the community.”
This selection is followed by Camacho’s notice last November to the Board of Directors of her planned retirement. Camacho’s last day at Valley Water will be July 10, 2020. Callender, who has worked for Valley Water since 1996, is currently serving as the agency's Chief of External Affairs. His role as chief executive officer will take into effect on July 11, 2020.
“Rick is the right person to be at the helm to continue to navigate us out of the COVID pandemic and play a key role in leading us to full economic recovery as a region,” said Norma Camacho, CEO.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with each member of the Board of Directors and our employees to jointly lead this great organization,” Callender said. “The large show of support from family, friends, mentors, mentees and our employees was truly humbling. I will continue to need all their support, good vibes and prayers when I take the helm in July. What we do for Silicon Valley is vital, and I am looking forward to working with the Board and our employees to help lead this great organization to be even better.”