Jim Turner has nearly two decades of experience working in both the public and private sector tackling important issues in environment, climate change, emergency management, information technology, and corporate social responsibility. As Customer Success Manager with WaterSmart, Jim assists utility partners in implementing and realizing value from the WaterSmart platform. Prior to WaterSmart, Jim was the Executive Director of the California Resiliency Alliance; a statewide non-profit organization focused on connecting government emergency management teams with private sector stakeholders to increase overall community disaster resilience and recovery capacity. Jim also served two years as Private Sector Liaison for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management.
Prior to his tenure in emergency management, he worked on developing software architecture training conferences and educational events for the financial investment industry. He is a recognized presenter, mediator, and facilitator, and has led cross-sector work groups to benefit Bay Area resilience and disadvantaged communities. Jim earned his MBA in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco’s Graduate School of Business, where he also worked as an Adjunct Professor teaching Business Communications. Jim is a native of New Orleans who has called San Francisco home for the past decade.