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Keith Fischer

Managing Director
SouthWest Water Company

As Managing Director for Business Development, Keith Fischer is responsible for growing the platform investment in the United States water space made by J.P. Morgan’s IIF infrastructure fund. Mr. Fischer is a senior member of the Executive Leadership team that establishes and drives the mission and values of the company as well as the strategic vision. The company’s mission is centered on their stewardship of the world’s most precious resource while serving the over 140,000 customer connections of water and sewer in California, Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. Mr. Fischer joined SouthWest Water in 2011. Prior to his current position, he served as President/Managing Director of Suburban Water Systems near Los Angeles, CA for two years with full responsibility for water service to over 300,000 residents under the regulation of the California Public Utility Commission. His first responsibility with the company was President of SWWC Services, Inc. where he oversaw all non-regulated water utility operations in seven states from coast to coast. He successfully developed and led the corporate initiative to exit all the non-regulated services businesses in 2012. He has 39 years of experience in utilities, engineering, development, and construction related companies including serving as President for one of North America’s largest providers of custom engineered building solutions for municipal, governmental and non-residential construction. In 2015, Mr. Fischer was part of a Steering Group of utility and state leaders sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and eight other national water agencies to review the Effective Utility Management framework, originally developed by water industry leaders in 2007. This framework is made up of ten Attributes of Effectively Managed Utilities and five Keys to Management Success.

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