Nancy Belinsky - VP Legal & General Counsel

Nancy Belinsky

Executive Vice President / Chief Legal & Ethics Officer

Belinsky has been providing legal advice and counsel to the San Antonio Water System for over 20 years, first as corporate counsel working on transactional and real estate matters, and currently as the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Ethics Officer. Prior to SAWS, she practiced commercial real estate law at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP representing clients in land development, public infrastructure projects, design and construction contracts and the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate.

Belinsky received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated summa cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Belinsky provides legal advice and counsel to the SAWS Board of Trustees and executive management on governance and ethics matters, as well as all issues relating to the utility’s operation, including water, real estate, environmental, public utility and employment law.


The Executive Vice President / Chief Legal and Ethics Officer provides legal advice and counsel to the SAWS Board of Trustees and executive management on all issues related to the utility’s operation while overseeing the Legal, Contracting, Corporate Real Estate and Records Management departments. The group consists of:

Legal – Oversees a full suite of in-house attorneys with expertise in every facet of the operation of the utility, from litigation strategy and management, to negotiating complex and innovative contracts, to advising the utility on labor and employment, environmental, transactional, service and governance issues; and oversees the selection and management of outside counsel.

Contracting – Manages the procurement and administration of all construction and professional services contracts; oversees administration of SAWS’ award-winning Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Program.

Corporate Real Estate –Manages property acquisitions, dispositions and leasing activities; as well as obtaining easements and real property rights for capital improvement projects.

Records Management – Oversees accessibility to public information in compliance with the Texas Public Information Act, and ensures management of all utility records in compliance with the Texas Local Government Records Act and best records management practices.



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