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Josenrique Cueto, P.E., Interim Director

Mr. Cueto currently serves as Interim Director for the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, one of the largest water utilities in the United States. He is responsible for overseeing the Department’s operational, capital, and other programs along with the utility’s more than 2,700 staff members. Prior to becoming Interim Director, Mr. Cueto served as Assistant Director for Planning and Regulatory Compliance . In his role, Mr. Cueto was responsible for planning efforts associated with the utility’s long term multi-billion-dollar capital improvement program with the objective of positioning the Miami‐Dade County Water and Sewer Department as a Utility of the Future. Mr. Cueto is also charged with leading the utility’s Regulatory Compliance, Development, and Engineering/Construction Contracting programs.

Prior to joining the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, Mr. Cueto served as an engineering consultant assisting public utilities with the planning, assessment, design, construction, and permitting of water and wastewater infrastructure in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Mr. Cueto’s previous experience also includes service as a utility engineer for the City of Coral Gables Florida, overseeing a variety of water, wastewater, and stormwater projects.

Mr. Cueto is a registered professional engineer in the State of Florida and holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami along with a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. Mr. Cueto also serves on the board of directors of several professional associations, including the Miami-Dade Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Region VII of the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association, and the Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers, where he is currently serving as President.