Katie Miller has become the SFPUC’s new Director of Water Capital Programs in Infrastructure. She had served as Acting Director since January 2020 after Dan Wade vacated the position at the end of 2019. If her name is familiar to you, that is because Katie Miller has now worked for the SFPUC in various capacities for 24 years. Most recently, she led the City Distribution Division as their Division Manager since 2013. Miller has also worked as the Engineering Manager at CDD as well as the Deputy Division Manager for the Engineering Management Bureau and various leadership positions for the SFPUC’s Water Quality Division. She worked for the Marin Municipal Water District and two consulting firms prior to joining the SFPUC.
As Director of Water Capital Programs, Miller leads project teams in Infrastructure, working closely with Water Enterprise Operations and Maintenance staff and Communications, to implement upgrades to the SFPUC’s water systems. These teams include staff from project management, environmental planning, engineering design and construction management, project controls, contracting, workforce and economic programs staff.
“Katie matches a depth and breadth of experience in the Water Enterprise with excellent leadership skills,” said Kathy How, Assistant General Manager for Infrastructure, in announcing the selection. “She fills this crucial role at a time when the SFPUC continues to address the challenges of an aging water system and global climate change.”
Miller has a master’s degree in Water Resources Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Duke University. She lives in the Outer Richmond with her chef husband, two teenage daughters, a dog and two cats.