Auburn, Calif. – Placer County Water Agency General Manager David A. Breninger has announced the appointment of Roseville resident Jim Boyle as the water agency’s new Chief Information Officer. He will oversee PCWA’s information technology and data processing functions.
Boyle, who joined the agency July 29, leads a team of six employees in PCWA’s Information Systems Services Division of the agency’s Administrative Services Department. He succeeds Steve Ferguson, who has led the division on an interim basis since Neil Bartlett, the previous division manager, assumed the role of emerging technology manager last December.
Boyle comes to PCWA from the State of California where he held key management positions in data processing and information technology with the California Department of Technology and the Secretary of State.
He previously worked with the City of Sacramento as a project management officer and with Hewlett-Packard in Roseville as a program manager.
Boyle is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a former NASA astronaut candidate finalist. He also holds a degree in computer science form Chapman University and a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University.