Thomas Hodge P.E.
Mr. Hodge has over 30 years in water utility management and water and wastewater engineering. As President, Mr. Hodge is responsible for the overall success of the utility including business development and partnerships, financial performance, strategic planning, regulatory compliance and operations.
Prior to transferring to SJWTX in 2007, Mr. Hodge served as Engineering Manager for Capital Improvements for SJWC, managing a Capital Improvements Budget of over $40 million per year. Prior to joining SJW, Mr. Hodge was a Project Manager and Senior Engineer with Olivia Chen Consultants and Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure Inc. in San Francisco, where he provided engineering support for both public and private sector clients on a variety of infrastructure projects in the U.S. and internationally.
Mr. Bittle has 40 years of experience as a utility manager in all aspects of the water industry including utility management, project budgeting and management, capital planning, system design, SCADA design and management, regulatory compliance, and water quality compliance of water and wastewater systems.
Prior to joining SJWTX, Mr. Bittle was the Director of Production at Bexar Metropolitan Water District where he was responsible for all aspects of water production, staff supervision, project management, water quality and long-term planning of additional water resources to meet the growing demands of the San Antonio area.
James P. Lynch
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of SJW Group, Mr. Lynch is responsible for accounting, tax, regulatory accounting, treasury, audit, internal control, and investor relations. He oversees and implements financial plans and strategies that enhance and maintain the financial health, flexibility, and growth of the company.
Prior to joining SJW Group, Mr. Lynch spent 26 years at KPMG. As Audit Partner, he managed relationships and provided audit services to a wide variety of companies in Consumer Markets and Information, Communications, and Entertainment Practices.
Eric W. Thornburg
Chairman and CEO
Mr. Thornburg is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of SJW Group and SJW Land Company. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive of San Jose Water Company and SJWTX, Inc. He presides over one of the largest private water utilities in the U.S., serving approximately one million people in Silicon Valley and Texas.
Mr. Thornburg is a 35-year-veteran of the water utility industry. Most recently, he served as the President and CEO of Connecticut Water Service, Inc. He also worked for American Water Works Corporation and Missouri-American Water.
Mr. Brown has served as Corporate Secretary of SJWTX, Inc. since April 2020 and served in various roles in the Legal Department of San Jose Water Company since joining that company in 2008. Prior to his years in the water industry, Mr. Brown served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He is admitted to the State Bar of California and served as an Associate Attorney with Silicon Valley law firms until joining San Jose Water Company.