By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

 HOUSTON COUNTY – It has been said, “You don’t drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.”

For the last few years, it seems like the Consolidated Water Supply Corporation (CWSC) has been slowly drowning in a sea of allegations pertaining to financial improprieties and poor corporate management.

That may be about to change as the CWSC Board of Directors announced the unanimous decision to hire two new managers to improve the water supply district during a meeting held on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

According to a press release, Amber Stelly “… will join CWSC on August 15, 2017 in the capacity of General Manager responsible for driving end-to-end operational efficiency and process standardization.”

In her role as GM, Stelly will report directly to the Board of Directors.

The media release stated Stelly has “… proven operational excellence managing teams at two Texas Commission of Environmental Quality-regulated chemical manufacturing facilities and a passion for process engineering.”

Stelly brings the leadership and business savvy needed to improve CWSC at this critical time, according to the press release.

“Most recently, Amber was the Technology Manager for Lubrizol, she led the improvement and compliance oversight of the quality assurance processes at the plant and corporate level,” the CWSC statement indicated.

Joining Stelly in the leadership team will be Jim Klores who will begin his tenure with CWSC on August 14 in the capacity of Operations Manager.

Klores will focus on “… driving operational efficiency and compliance for our districts,” the press release stated.

“With over 40 years of proven experience in the water utility industry and a long history of driving results, Jim brings a wealth of hands on field experience,” the CWSC statement reported.

His most recent venture was founding Aqua Storm Services, where he worked with engineering firms and land owners to ensure compliance with the city and county permit requirements. Klores will report directly to Stelly.

“By combining the skills, strengths and experience of Amber and Jim, we are confident that under their leadership, CWSC will create an organization with depth and scale, and build an outstanding water district for our members,” the CWSC statement concluded.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.