Leadership

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Our Management Team

Matt Stone

General Manager

Matthew Stone is the General Manager of the Agency and was appointed as general manager of the former CLWA in December 2015.  Prior to joining CLWA, Mr. Stone served as General Manager to the Rancho California Water District in Temecula, California for seven years.  Mr. Stone had also served as the Associate General Manager of the Municipal Water District of Orange County for eleven years and as the Principal Engineer of the Municipal Water District of Orange County for three years. In addition, Mr. Stone served for eight years with RBF Consulting where he worked on numerous projects in various capacities including Project Engineer, Project Manager, and Director of Water Resources. Mr. Stone serves on the board of the State Water Contractors, a non-profit corporation founded in 1982 which represents State Water Project contracting agencies.  Mr. Stone has also served as Chairman of the Urban Water Institute, a non-profit organization focusing on education for elected officials, water managers and others interested in water policy and economics.  Mr. Stone holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of La Verne and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Loyola Marymount University.  Mr. Stone is a registered Civil Engineer within the State of California.

Stephen Cole

Assistant General Manager

Stephen Cole is the Assistant General Manager of the Agency and was the general manager of the former NCWD, acting as the chief executive officer responsible for the operations and management of NCWD for the past thirteen years.  He has over twenty years of experience dealing with a variety of issues in the water field and actively participates in the Association of California Water Agencies serving as the Region 8 Chair.  He has served as chairman of the College of the Canyons Water Systems Technology Committee and as chair for the Santa Clarita Valley Water Committee.  Mr. Cole is certified by the State of California as a Grade V Water Distribution Operator, a Grade 3 Water Treatment Operator and as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Fresno State and his M.S. degree in Environmental Science from California State University Northridge.

Brian Folsom

Chief Engineer

Brian Folsom is the Chief Engineer of the Agency and was CLWA’s Engineering and Operations Manager since 2007.  Prior to joining CLWA, Mr. Folsom worked for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for seventeen years and for the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for three years working on numerous projects in various capacities including Project Engineer, Senior Engineer, Project Manager and Team Manager.  Mr. Folsom received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University. Mr. Folsom is a registered Civil Engineer within the State of California and is a member of the America Society of Civil Engineers.

Keith Abercrombie

Chief Operating Officer

Keith Abercrombie is the Chief Operating Officer of the Agency and was the Retail Manager of SCWD.  Mr. Abercrombie received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from Colorado State University and received his Masters in Business Administration, Agribusiness from Santa Clara University.  Prior to employment with CLWA, Mr. Abercrombie served as General Manager of the Valencia Water Company.  Mr. Abercrombie previously worked at the Newhall Land and Farming Company serving as assistant to the Vice President of Agriculture and Manager of Energy Resources.  Mr. Abercrombie holds a Grade 5 Water Distribution Operator certification and a Grade 2 Water Treatment Operator certification from the State Water Resources Control Board – Division of Drinking Water, and is a member of the American Water Works Association and the Association of California Water Agencies.

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