John S. Bruciak,

P.E., General Manager & CEO

Mr. Bruciak is a professional engineer, licensed to practice in the State of Texas and was appointed General Manager & CEO of the Board on October 12, 1998.

Mr. Bruciak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York and he is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He joined the BPUB in July 1979 and has more than 37 years of experience working with the utility business. Mr. Bruciak was Director of Water/Wastewater Engineering and Operations for several years. He held the position of Interim General Manager before being appointed General Manager.

Mr. Bruciak also serves as the General Manager and CEO of the Southmost Regional Water Authority.

Mr. Bruciak serves on the following Board of Directors:

  • Rio Grande Regional Water Authority (President)
  • Rio Grande Regional Water Planning Group Region M
  • Texas Public Power Association (Past President)
  • United Brownsville

Mr. Bruciak also is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Membrane Technology Association (Past President)
  • American Water Works Association
  • Texas and National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Texas Municipal Utilities Association
  • Texas Water Conservation Association

Fernando Saenz,

P.E., Assistant General Mnager & COO

Fernando Saenz was raised in Rios, Texas, a small ranch community west of Kingsville, Texas. He attended school in Premont, Texas and worked to support the family’s ranching and farming activities before leaving to attend college. 

Mr. Saenz attended Texas A&I University which is now Texas A&M University Kingsville and in 1981 received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He went on to become a licensed Professional Engineer and is registered in the state of Texas. In 2000, he graduated from Stanford University's Executive Business School.  His career spans 38 years and includes work assignments with Exxon Company USA, Central Power and Light, Central and Southwest, and American Electric Power before starting his career with the Brownsville Public Utilities Board in 2002. 

Mr. Saenz now serves as the Assistant General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board.  He has responsibility for over 300 of the company’s employees providing utility services in the electrical, natural gas, water and wastewater systems. 

He is married with three sons and one grandson. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, ranching, spending time with his family, and a good laugh.


Leandro Garcia,

P.E., General Manager & CEO

Mr. Garcia joined the Board as Chief Financial Officer in June 2005 and has over 30 years’ experience in public finance. Mr. Garcia has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Garcia held various accounting and financial management positions with Austin Energy and the Austin Water Utility in Austin, Texas.

Mr. Garcia also served as a Financial Consultant with Public Financial Management, Inc. serving municipalities and other governmental entities with bond issues. As Chief Financial Officer of the Board, Mr. Garcia directs all accounting and financial activities of the organization and is responsible for the execution of broad financial and management policies regarding accounting, auditing, purchasing, investments, debt management, bond issues, budgeting, payroll, rate design, customer services, billings and collections, key accounts, environmental, and information systems.

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