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AWWA Board elects officers; Joseph Jacangelo next president-elect

Joseph Jacangelo, Ph.D., a 35-year member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and past chair of the International and Technical & Educational councils, is the Association’s next president-elect.

Joe JacangeloJacangelo (pictured right), an active member of the Virginia Section, is one of six new officers elected by AWWA’s Board of Directors at its annual winter meeting Jan. 26. Also elected were four vice presidents and a director-at-large.

The new officers will begin their terms in June after AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE21) in San Diego, Calif.

“Joe will bring thoughtful leadership and the vision we need to continue to enhance AWWA’s international strengths,” said Melissa Elliott, AWWA’s current president. “Our annual elections for these positions always remind me that our talent pool is deep when it comes to leading the water sector. Although elections were held virtually for the first time, the passion, optimism and drive came through onscreen for each of these leaders.”

Chi Ho ShamJacangelo, vice president and director of research at Stantec in Washington, D.C., will follow current president-elect Chi Ho Sham (pictured right).

The four vice presidents elected by the AWWA Board are:

  • Angela Ballard-Landers -- AWWA member since 1999, director of the Chesapeake Section and the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Coordinator with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission in Laurel, Md.
  • Randy Black -- AWWA member since 1990, director of the Pacific Northwest Section and general manager of the Lakewood Water District in Washington.
  • Heather Collins -- AWWA member since 1992, director of the California/Nevada Section and water treatment section manager with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in Los Angeles.
  • Cheryl Porter – AWWA member since 2005, director-at-large and member of the Finance Committee with the Michigan Section and chief operating officer of the Great Lakes Water Authority in Detroit.

The Board selected Ari Copeland of Kansas City, Mo., as a director-at-large. An AWWA member since 2005, he is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and an operations specialist at Black & Veatch in Kansas City.