Jeff Walker

Executive Administrator, Texas Water Development Board


Jeff Walker was named Executive Administrator of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) on May 19, 2016. Walker has served in various areas of the TWDB for more than 30 years, including as an Agricultural Conservation Specialist, a Financial Analyst, a Non-Point Source Coordinator, Director of Project Development, and Deputy Executive Administrator of Water Supply and Infrastructure. Looking back, his experience throughout the agency was training for his current role as what he calls the “best job in Texas.” Under his leadership, the TWDB has been named among top workplaces in Austin annually since 2017 and demonstrated exemplary fiscal management of its bond sale programs, which continually receive the highest credit ratings. In 2016, the TWDB was the recipient of the Bond Buyer’s Deal of the Year – Southwest Region. To date, the agency has issued more than $7.9 billion in bonds and committed to fund nearly $11.5 billion for state water plan projects in Texas through the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program. He has also overseen the implementation of a new state flood program that initiated the first statewide flood planning and that, to date, has funded more than $510 million in flood improvement projects across Texas. Walker holds a master of business administration from Texas State University and a bachelor of science in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University. He is the current president and a member of the board of directors for the Council of Infrastructure Financing Authorities.