Mr. Kelley Holcomb
Kelley Holcomb has served the Authority and its customers since 1991. Holcomb began his career in the Operations Division by providing technical assistance and operating water and wastewater systems throughout East Texas. Holcomb worked his way up the ranks to become the Authority’s 7th General Manager. As the Authority’s chief executive officer, Holcomb’s duties include ensuring ongoing compliance with the policies adopted by the Board of Directors and state and federal law. In addition, Holcomb provides leadership by establishing goals and objectives that are geared toward accomplishing the mission and purpose as outlined in the Authority’s enabling statutes.
Mr. Holcomb is a native of East Texas and was born in the small town of Rusk in 1962. Having resided in Lufkin, Texas since 1968, he has dedicated his career to community service by serving on several local & state boards and advisory groups including:
Mrs. Dyan Stanford
Administration Division Manager
Dyan Stanford joined Angelina & Neches River Authority in 2013 as its Office Manager and was promoted in 2016 to the Administration Division Manager position. Dyan oversees ANRA’s state reporting, financial services, accounting functions, employee relations, support services, and customer relations.
As the Administration Division Manager, Mrs. Stanford has led a complete restructuring of the administrative and financial support activities for the River Authority. This includes leading the transition to electronic capture and storage of records.
Mrs. Stanford graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters of Public Administration.
She and her husband Caleb have four children: Olivia, Claire, Blaine, and Dylan.
Mr. Brian Sims
Environmental Division Manager
Brian Sims is the Environmental Division Manager for the Angelina and Neches River Authority. Mr. Sims began at ANRA in 2004 as the Laboratory Manager, and was promoted to Environmental Division Manager in 2008. As Environmental Division Manager, Mr. Sims manages the Environmental Laboratory, On-Site Sewage Facility Program, and the Clean Rivers Program, as well as state and federal grant-based projects pertaining to water quality and watershed protection.
Mr. Sims was born and raised in Louisiana, but he has strong family ties to Lufkin. His mother and maternal grandparents were born in Lufkin, and numerous members of his extended still reside here.
Mr. Sims has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and attended graduate school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX While in graduate school, Mr. Sims accepted a position as Laboratory Manager for The Aquarium at Moody Gardens in Galveston, and loved the experience so much that he rededicated his career to the field of water quality. Mr. Sims became involved with the TCEQ’s Clean Rivers Program in 2001 while working for another agency, and is still involved with that program to this day as ANRA’s Clean Rivers Program Project Manager.
Mr. Sims is a Board Member of Pineywoods Resource Conservation & Development.
Mr. Chris Key, P.E.
Operations Division Manager
Christopher “Chris” Key, P.E. serves as the Operations Division Manager for the Angelina & Neches River Authority. Mr. Key began this position in February 2016.
Mr. Key oversees and manages all facility operations including the North Angelina County Regional Wastewater Facility, water and sewer utilities for both Holmwood Utilities and Angelina County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1, and the Neches Compost Facility. Mr. Key also plans and implements all aspects of capital improvement projects for all ANRA owned and/or operated facilities.
Prior to joining ANRA, Mr. Key attended Texas A&M University in College Station where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Mr. Key’s prior experience included working as a consulting project engineer on a variety of municipal projects, coordinating design efforts on projects consisting of roadway reconstruction, water distribution and storage, sanitary sewer collection, and site plans. Additionally, Mr. Key worked within the steel industry as a sales representative for a metal building manufacturer and a design engineer for a steel joist manufacturer.