Stapleton Retires As Water Authority GM After 23 Years

Maureen A. Stapleton recently retired as general manager of the San Diego County Water Authority after 23 years in the position. Sandy Kerl, the agency’s deputy general manager, will serve as acting general manager while the Water Authority’s board of directors conducts a search for its next general manager. During Stapleton’s tenure leading the region’s water wholesale agency, she led a successful, multi-decade strategy to diversify and improve the reliability of San Diego County’s water supply, which now supports a $220 billion economy and the quality of life of 3.3 million people.