Brandon Wade is the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Gulf Coast Water Authority which provides up to 200 million gallons per day to municipalities, industries, and agriculture in the Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Galveston County areas. Brandon brings more than 36 years of governmental experience having served as Pflugerville City Manager, Galveston Deputy City Manager, Alvin Director of Community Development, and as an engineer with the City of Dallas.
Brandon is a licensed professional engineer with a Master of Public Administration from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University. Brandon lives on Galveston Island with his wife Tina, two very spoiled dogs, and a mean cat.
Political Subdivision of the State of Texas Providing Water to Agriculture, Industry, and Municipalities
Water Supply: Brazos River
Population Served: 500,000+
Water Users: Agricultural, industrial, and municipal
Total Storage Volume: 11,368 Acre Feet
Key Issues/Challenges: Diversifying GCWA’s Water Resource Portfolio