Southern Nevada Water Authority
John Entsminger is general manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District, serving 380,000 customer accounts, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, responsible for providing water to local agencies that collectively serve two million residents and 40 million annual visitors. Prior to taking the helm of these agencies in 2014, he was instrumental in the development of several regional and international water agreements. Appointed by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to serve as the state’s lead negotiator on Colorado River matters, Entsminger also serves on the board of directors of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies and of the Water Research Foundation. He has been active in several national water associations.