An Exit Interview with Retired Denver Water CEO Jim Lochhead

15 Aug 2023  |  Episode #240  |  with Jim Lochhead

Retired Denver Water CEO Jim Lochhead reflects back on his career(s) in water. In this wide-ranging interview, Jim discusses the challenges on the Colorado River, good leadership and its attributes, how a water leader’s role has changed over the years, and much more. Don’t miss out on Jim’s fantastic insights!

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • Jim’s background and 4 careers in the water sector
  • Jim’s involvement in water issues on the Colorado River, as well as all over the United States and internationally
  • How Jim’s perspectives developed during his earlier careers helped inform him in his role at Denver Water
  • Why Jim chose to step away
  • Important leadership skills according to Jim
  • How Denver Water’s H2O Leadership Academy develops skills in future water leaders
  • Why a legal background is a much needed skill for water leaders
  • The challenge Jim undertook when starting at Denver Water
  • How the role of CEO changed over time
  • Jim’s thoughts on “solving” the Colorado River
  • Why engagement is so important
  • Jim’s words of advice for water leaders

Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:

Companies Mentioned

Denver Water

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