Kimberly A. Thorner, General Manager
Ms.Thorner began her tenure with OMWD in October 1996 and was unanimously selected by the Board of Directors to become OMWD’s fourth general manager beginning January 1, 2007. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado (Boulder) and a juris doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. She is a licensed attorney in the State of California and is certified as a Special District Administrator by the Special District Leadership Foundation.
Currently, Ms. Thorner serves as Chair of the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission’s Special Districts Advisory Committee, member of the San Diego Integrated Regional Water Management Regional Advisory Committee, and is on her fifth term as a member of the Association of California Water Agencies Federal Affairs Committee. Previously, Ms. Thorner served as Project Manager for the David C. McCollom Water Treatment Plant, member of the American Membrane Technology Association’s board of directors, and as a state and federal registered lobbyist. She resides in Carlsbad with her two daughters and serves on several local community and non-profit boards.
Assistant General Manager
Mr. Randall has served at OMWD since June 2003, and joined the executive team in 2014. He currently oversees OMWD’s Engineering, Operations, and Customer Services Departments. Mr. Randall began his tenure with OMWD as a Park Ranger, and also spent time as Park Supervisor, Management Analyst Supervisor, and Customer Services Manager before assuming his current position. Mr. Randall holds a bachelor’s degree from National University. A native of coastal North County, Mr. Randall enjoys living in the area with his wife and two children. He is very active in the community, serving as a youth sports coach in addition to volunteering for various local non-profit organizations.
Mr. Briest joined the management team in January 1998. He manages OMWD’s engineering services and development projects, as well as inspection. Mr. Briest is a Professional Civil Engineer with more than 20 years of water and wastewater experience. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Purdue University and a master of science degree in civil engineering from San Diego State University.
Ms. Selamat began her tenure with OMWD in March 1997. As the Finance Manager, she is responsible for the accounting and finance functions at OMWD. Prior to joining OMWD, Ms. Selamat had more than five years of accounting experience in the private sector. She graduated with a bachelor of science in accounting from San Diego State University and successfully passed all parts of the CPA examination.
Human Resources Manager
Mr. Wood began his career with OMWD in January 2008. As Human Resources Manager, he is responsible for providing leadership in employee and labor relations, classification and compensation, recruitment and selection, employee benefit programs, safety and risk management, policy development, filing officer duties, records and contracts, and training. Mr. Wood earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. Mr. Wood also holds a California water distribution operator certification by which to assist staff with their career development.
Mr. Smith began his tenure with OMWD in June 2006 as the Water Treatment Facilities Supervisor and joined the executive team in February 2016. He is responsible for managing OMWD’s water treatment, water reclamation, water distribution, construction, information technology, and technical maintenance functions. Mr. Smith has over 20 years’ experience in water treatment, distribution, and reclamation, and he holds a California T5 operator certification. Mr. Smith also serves on the board of directors for the Southwest Membrane Operators Association.
Customer Services Manager
Mr. Carnegie began his tenure with OMWD in 2006, and joined the executive team in 2017. He currently manages OMWD’s customer service, meter maintenance/reading, public affairs, grants, and park functions. Mr. Carnegie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master’s degree from the University of San Diego, State of California Notary Public certification, and California water distribution operator certification.