After nearly two years as head of the Texas Department of Transportation, Phil Wilson is moving to another position.

The Lower Colorado River Authority’s board of directors voted today to hire Wilson as their new general manager. Wilson will take over for Rebecca Motal, who retired in December after 27 years.

In a statement, LCRA board chairman Tim Timmerman praised Wilson’s management experience and cited some of the agency’s upcoming challenges.

“Our region faces serious challenges as this drought continues. LCRA plays an important role in developing new water supplies as we manage current supplies for more than a million people. LCRA also provides a reliable source of electricity, which is vital to our growing region. We believe Phil Wilson’s knowledge and leadership skills are exactly what we need to work through these challenges.”

Wilson will take over as LCRA’s executive director on Feb. 1.