About the Executive Director
Appointed by the GPSD Board of Trustees, Brian Johnson, JD/MBA is responsible for: (1) maintaining a level of service that meets expectations of 140,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers; (2) long-term vision and management; (3) engagement of the District's workforce across four departments; (4) the annual $22m+ operating and capital budgets; (5) stakeholder and public interaction; and (6) compliance with all federal, state, and local laws.
Brian serves as co-chair of the Illinois Association of Wastewater Agency's Legislative Subcommittee, is a member of the Legal Committee and Legislative Workgroup of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, is a member of Peoria-North Rotary, and is vice chair of the Illinois Central College Educational Foundation.
He holds a Certificate in Water Reclamation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan Cooley Law School, an Executive Masters in Business Administration from Quantic School of Business & Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in business computer systems from Bradley University.
Brian has broad business, legal, government, and management experience, having previously served in private legal practice for over a decade and in a management role in a large healthcare organization. He is also a board member of a community bank and an insurance company.