Mr. Klotz was appointed to the Board of Directors on April 20, 2011 by Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker and reappointed by Mayor Sylvester Turner and represents the City of Houston. Mr. Klotz was President of Klotz Associates, Inc., a consulting engineering firm located in Houston, for 32 years. He now serves as President of Klotz Strategies, LLC. Mr. Klotz received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Texas and Louisiana. In the past, Mr. Klotz served as the National President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Board Member of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, an officer of the Houston and Texas Councils of Engineering Companies and the Transportation Advocacy Group. Mr. Klotz served on the Civil Engineering Advisory Boards for Texas A&M and the University of Houston, the Community Resilience Task Force for the Department of Homeland Security, Chair of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Board of Directors, and the Industry Leaders Council. Among Mr. Klotz's numerous awards are the 2011 Houston Engineer of the Year Award, the 2011 Texas Engineer of the Year Award, the ASCE national 2005 Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award, the 2004 Texas A&M Distinguished Graduate for the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Houston Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, and the University of Houston Academy of Civil Engineering. Mr. Klotz is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, a Fellow of the Engineering and Water Resources Institute, and a Life Member of the American Water Works Association. In 2008, Mr. Klotz was named an Honorary Professor by Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru. Mr. Klotz and his wife, Karen, have four children and seven grandchildren. They are active in ministries at Tallowood Baptist Church. They reside in Houston.