Darcy Burke is the President and Chief Executive Officer of WaterMark Associates, a business consulting firm. Prior to leading WaterMark, she was the Director of Public Affairs for the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) and Executive Director of a number of non-profit organizations throughout Southern California. She has spent her career in the non-profit and public service sectors, focusing on strategic planning, partnership development, operation efficiencies, communications and legislative/regulatory affairs. Ms. Burke received her Bachelor’s Degree from Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles, in International Economics & Marketing as well as her Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. She completed her field study in China in Energy and Utility Management.



  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning & Implementation
  • Team/Organizational Development
  • Stakeholder Engagement/Partnership Development
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Board training and development
  • Legislative Affairs/Regulatory Affairs
  • Public Affairs
  • Local and Regional political sensitivities
  • Change Management
  • Best Business Management Practices
  • Media Strategy and Implementation