Kightlinger names Debra C. Man, Roger K. Patterson
as assistant general managers, returns to using public agency administrative titles
...In solidifying his leadership role, Kightlinger announced to Metropolitan's Board of Directors that water policy expert Roger K. Patterson would join Debra C. Man, MWD's chief operating officer, as assistant general managers in the Office of the General Manager.
...Patterson, who had previously been serving as a consultant to Metropolitan on Colorado River issues, joins Metropolitan as assistant general manager of water planning and resources.He
will oversee Colorado River issues and the management of Metropolitan's
water planning and resources group.As director of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources from 1999 to 2005, Patterson was responsible for water administration, water planning, flood-plain delineation, dam safety and the state databank.He
also represented Nebraska on interstate compacts, decrees and basin associations and led the state team in the settlement of U.S. Supreme Court cases on the North Platte and Republican rivers.Prior to his work in Nebraska, Patterson served in a number of leadership positions in the western United States during his 25 years with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.During his Reclamation tenure, he served as regional director in both the mid-Pacific region based in Sacramento and the Great Plains region headquartered in Billings, Mont.A registered professional engineer in Nebraska and Colorado, Patterson earned bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from the University of Nebraska.
In addition to Kightlinger, Man and Patterson
, the Office of the General Manager includes a chief administrative officer and two deputy general managers.