Board of Directors

Bruce G. Parker
President – Precinct 2 – Term Ends 5-2022

Bruce has served as a municipal utility district director for 12 years and was the President of Nottingham Country MUD. Mr. Parker has a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He has participated in surface water symposiums at the Association of Water Board Directors and has previously served on the West Harris County Surface Water Steering Committee.

Larry A Weppler
Vice President – Precinct 1 – Term Ends 5-2022

Larry served as a municipal utility district director for 7 years and was the Vice President of Mission Bend MUD #2. He is a registered professional civil engineer, and is the Construction Division Manager for Jones & Carter, Inc. Mr. Weppler has a B.S. degree in civil engineering.

Douglas C. Postle
Secretary – Precinct 6 – Term Ends 5-2020

Douglas served as President of Harris County MUD #257 for 16 years. He earned a B. A. in math, and is a real estate consultant regarding right-of-way acquisition and abstraction.

Eric Hansen
Asst Secretary – Precinct 3 – Term Ends 5-2020

Eric, A Houston area native, graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design and graduate degrees in Land and Real Estate Development and Construction Management. Eric is a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker. He is President of HealthLink Development, a construction and real estate consulting company that operates across the United States. His experience includes the development, planning, design, and construction of senior housing projects including skilled nursing, assisted living and Alzheimer’s/memory care facilities; and evaluating, planning, and implementing commercial and residential projects in the local Katy, Texas area. Eric served on the Board of Directors of Harris County MUD #81 for 7 years until he joined the WHCRWA Board of Directors in November 2009.

Gary Struzick
Asst. Vice President – Precinct 7 – Term Ends 5-2020

Gary, served as a MUD director for 24 years and was president of HCMUD #208 and President of Copperfield Joint Operations Board. He is a registered professional civil engineer and a nationally certified flood plain manager. He is Vice President for Klotz Associates, Inc a full service Civil Engineering firm with its corporate headquarters in Houston. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is the past President of the Houston Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is also the past President of the Texas Section ASCE. He is currently a Regional Governor for ASCE representing Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. He joined the WHCRWA board of directors in June 2012. He was part of the initial group who helped to organize and help in the creation of the WHCRWA. He welcomes your input and comments about WHCRWA.

Mark G. Janneck
Director – Precinct 8 – Term Ends 5-2020

Mark served as MUD director for 16 years and was President of Horsepen Bayou MUD.
Janneck has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered professional mechanical engineer.
Mark is project manager for Shah Smith & Associates.

Mike Owens
Director – Precinct 5 – Term Ends 2022

Dr. Mike Owens — a retired Texas school superintendent — is a native Texan, born in Galveston and currently lives in Cypress, Texas. Previously, he served eight years as a MUD director with HC MUC#374, six years with the College Station Utility Board and three years with the Friendswood City Parks board. He has a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Education and a Doctor of Education. His work experience includes time spent with the Texas Education Agency, as a secondary school teacher, and as an Executive Director of human resources. He also worked in sales of websites for schools, sales of business software, and as a supervisor for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and the Program for International Science Assessment.

Dennis Gorden
Director – Precinct 9

Dennis Gorden, a native of Katy, Texas, attended Katy area schools and Texas Tech University. He pursued a career with Severn Trent Environmental Services, and retired in 2011 after 28 years with the company. In 1989, Gorden was elected to the board of Harris County MUD #61 and served as president during his tenure with the District. In 2015, he was elected to fill the unexpired term as WHCRWA director for Precinct 9.

Michael Thornhill
Director – Precinct 4 – Term Ends 5-2022

Mike has been a resident of Katy since 1999. He served as his MUD president for seven years until he joined the WHCRWA. Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. He works for a water operations company as the Regulatory Compliance Manager, working closely with the TCEQ and the EPA.