Denise Kruger

Senior Vice President, Regulated Water Utilities
Golden State Water Company


Denise L. Kruger is Senior Vice President, Regulated Water Utilities for Golden State Water Company.  In this role, Ms. Kruger has oversight of all functions in the regulated water unit, including Water Operations, Asset Management, Environmental Quality, Customer and Community Relations, Customer Service, Water Use Efficiency, Water Resources and Regulated New Business.  Golden State Water Company’s water unit provides water service to approximately 260,000 customer connections in over 80 communities throughout California.

Ms. Kruger has over 30 years of experience in the utility industry.  She joined Golden State Water Company in 1992 as Manager of Quality Assurance and Water Quality.  She then served in various executive roles in water operations before being appointed Senior Vice President.

Ms. Kruger is active in the utility industry, including holding a Board seat on CFEE, the California Foundation for the Environment and Economy.  She is a past Chair of the Water Research Foundation, an organization responsible for over $460M worth of water related research, and past Chair of the American Ground Water Trust.  Ms. Kruger received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California-Davis and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of California-Irvine.