Staff Groups

The primary function of TRA's management team is to implement board policy. 

The general manager serves as the chief executive officer of TRA.  Seven executive managers report to the general manager, and the leadership of TRA's facilities is divided into a Northern and a Southern Region office, located in Arlington and Huntsville, Texas, respectively.  Both regional management teams are responsible for operating TRA's existing facilities and for developing new ones as appropriate.  All other management levels exist to support the board of directors, the general manager, and the Northern and Southern Region offices in pursuit of their responsibilities.

Northern Region – Responsible for the development of revenue-oriented projects in the northern portion of TRA’s service area, the operation and maintenance of existing facilities, the sale of water from existing reservoirs, and acting as liaison between TRA and its customers and/or the federal government. Responsible for the management of northern and southern region construction-related support activities including review of plans and specifications, bids, contract, administration and acting as liaison with land rights staff.

Southern Region – Responsible for the development of revenue-oriented projects in the southern portion of TRA’s service area, the operation and maintenance of existing facilities, the sale of water from existing reservoirs, and acting as liaison between TRA and its customers and/or the federal government.

Financial Services – Responsible for the performance of financial services to all components of TRA's management organization.

Legal Services – Responsible for providing legal support within the management organization, including land rights issues.

General Services – Responsible for managing personnel, information technology, risk management, safety and office administration.

Planning and Environmental Services – PES provides technical assistance to the Authority through the implementation/management of geographic information systems (GIS) and environmental services. Through GIS, PES provides enterprise-wide support allowing Authority staff to view spatially-referenced assets and information with integrated databases. Environmental Services staff provide support through model development, studies, sampling efforts, research, representation with state and local officials, and by administering the Trinity Basin Clean Rivers Program.

Construction Services – Responsible for construction-related support activities including review of plans and specifications, bids, contract administration and acting as liaison with land rights staff and regional offices.

TRA's management structure is illustrated in the chart below.  Click to see a larger version.