Walter “Buzz” Pishkur

Senior Advisor

Buzz provides technical assistance to communities, while providing expertise and input into WFX’s internal operations.
Mr. Pishkur is currently the director emeritus of water utilities for the City of Arlington, Texas, a municipal water and wastewater system covering 99.7 square miles and serving 400,000 customers, which he managed from 2012 until his retirement in 2018. He is also chairman of Public Water Solutions, a start-up marketing organization, and serves on the boards of RedZone Robotics, Akron Global Water Alliance, and the Water Finance Exchange. He published his first book on organizational leadership and innovation in the public utility sector in December 2019.
From 2010 through 2012, Buzz served as Midwest director of business development for the United Water Company, a leader in the water services industry. Aqua Ohio, Inc., the largest water company in the state of Ohio, named Buzz as president in 1992. He also had responsibility for the Western Pennsylvania operations of Aqua Pennsylvania. He retired from Aqua in October of 2008 to become president and CEO of Forum Health.
In 1992 he completed his executive MBA degree, with honors, from the University of Illinois. He holds a Class III Water Operator License in the State of Ohio, a Class A Operator License in the State of Illinois, and a Class A Operator License in the State of Texas.