Mr. Thomas Kula is the Executive Director of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). In this capacity, Mr. Kula is responsible for all aspects of the NTMWD operations, management, and planning for an annual operating budget of over $370,000,000 for the FY 14-15. Additionally, Mr. Kula is responsible for the NTMWD’s FY 14/15 Construction Program of $300,000,000. NTMWD currently serves over 1.6 million citizens with a high-quality treated water supply, wastewater treatment and solid waste disposal. Serious Drought in Texas in Combination with projection increase of Texas population from 27 million in 2014 to the estimated 46 million in 2060 are a key focus for the Director. Mr. Kula took over the role of Executive Director May 1, 2014.
Prior to joining the NTMWD, Mr. Kula served for 32 years in the U.S. Army. As a Brigadier General, Mr. Kula served as commander of the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from July 2010 until April 2014. Mr. Kula’s previous military assignments included assignments in Germany, Fort Leonard Wood, the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; the Pentagon; and deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Kula was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers and awarded a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1982. He holds a Master’s Degree in Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies, Command and General Staff College. Mr. Kula is a member of the Texas Water Conservation Association.