Bech Bruun has served as a Board member of the Texas Water Development Board since September 1, 2013. Governor Greg Abbott designated him chairman in June 2015.
Prior to his appointment to the Board, Bruun served on the senior staff of Governor Rick Perry's administration. Bruun has also worked as the government and customer relations manager for the Brazos River Authority. During the 81st Legislative Session, Bruun served as chief of staff to State Representative Todd Hunter (District 32) and as general counsel to the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence.
Bruun currently is a gubernatorial appointee to the Western States Water Council and the Texas Environmental Flows Advisory Group. He also serves as an ex-officio member of the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council.
He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas.
A native of Corpus Christi, Bruun resides in Austin with his wife, Glenna, and their children Cilla Kay and Radford.