Fred Aus joins the SPI Team with more than two decades of experience working with government and industry groups at the intersection of infrastructure, public policy and government relations. Fred has worked extensively in the water resources, water/wastewater utility, and electric utility industries, and his expertise will be of great value to the consulting team and clients of SPI.
Fred’s work included the formation of numerous coalitions with shared interests. His efforts have involved initiatives and infrastructure projects that covered numerous political subdivisions and many diverse stakeholders. Fred understands what it takes to build support from both public and private sector individuals. He is adept at understanding how to shape priorities and strategic goals for success.
During his twelve-year tenure at the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), Fred managed the organization’s internal and external government affairs teams. He next accepted the position of executive director at the Texas Rural Water Association and directed a team charged with representing and training more than 700 water and wastewater utilities throughout the state of Texas.
Fred’s early legislative career started at the Texas Capitol as a committee clerk for the House Land & Resource Management Committee and as a legislative aide to its chairman. Later, serving as a senior policy analyst for the Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee, he gained experience and developed expertise in dealing with elected officials, public officials, and industry and constituency groups on numerous issues.
Fred earned his B.A. in History from the University of Texas at Austin and he is a loyal Longhorn supporter.