DALLAS -- Phil Wilson, executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation and former aide to Gov. Rick Perry, will become general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority Feb. 1, according to the Austin-based wholesale water and power provider.

Wilson will replace Rebecca S. Motal, who announced in September she is retiring Dec. 31, ending a 27-year career with LCRA. Deputy general manager Ross Phillips will serve as interim general manager until Wilson begins work.

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