Leadership

Executive Committee

Between meetings of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee exercises full authority in conducting Association business to the extent provided in the Bylaws. The committee is made up of the President, who acts as Chair; President-Elect; Immediate Past-President; Treasurer; six Vice-Presidents; Chairs of the Councils; and Chair of Water Research Foundation; and the Executive Director, who serves as secretary.
 

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David Rager

President
2018-2019
Rager Management Consulting, LLC
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Jim Williams

President-Elect
2018-2019
Peerless-Midwest/SUEZ
Mishawaka, IN

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Brenda Lennox

Immediate Past-President
2018-2019
Touchet, WA

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Aurel Arndt

Treasurer
2016-2020
Allentown, PA

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David LaFrance

Secretary
Chief Executive Officer
AWWA
Denver, CO

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G. Tracy Mehan, III

Executive Director
Government Affairs
AWWA
Washington, D.C.

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Jeffrey Zdrojewski

Manufacturers/Associates Council
2015-2019
Pure Technologies
Grand Island, NY

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Alan Forrest

Vice President and Arizona Section Director
2016-2019
HDR
Tucson, AZ

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Raymond E. Baral Jr.

Vice President and Connecticut Section Director
2016-2019
Metropolitan District Commission
West Hartford, CT

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Theresa O'Grady

Vice-President and Illinois Section Director
2017-2020
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
Aurora, IL

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Stephen Blankenship

Vice-President and New Jersey Section Director
2016-2019
Hamilton Township MUA
Mays Landings, NJ

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Randy Moore

Vice-President and Service Provider Director-at-Large
2017-2020
Tnemec Company
Kansas City, MO

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Paula I. Macllwaine

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
AWWA
Denver, CO

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Michael Stuhr, PE

Standards Council
2018-2021
Portland Water Bureau
Portland, OR

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Joe Jacangelo

International Council
2017-2020
Lovettsville, VA

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Mark M. Coleman

Vice-President and Michigan Section Director
2016-2019
Wade Trim
Detroit, MI

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Chi Ho Sham

Technical & Educational Council
2017-2020
Eastern Research Group
Lexington, MA

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Mary Gugliuzza

Public Affairs Council
2018-2021
City of Fort Worth Water Department
Fort Worth, TX

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Kurt Vause

Water Utility Council
2016-2019
Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility
Anchorage, AK



Officers

The President is the chief elected officer of the Association and presides at all Board and Executive Committee meetings and at the Opening General Session of the annual conference. He/she accedes to office for a term of one year after serving as President-Elect. An additional year is served as Immediate Past President. 

At each winter Board meeting, the Board electors elect a President-Elect, Vice-Presidents to fill any vacancies and one or two Directors-at-Large. Each fourth year, a Treasurer, nominated by the Executive Committee, is confirmed by the Board. The Presidential Officers are the President, President-Elect and Immediate Past-President.

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Board of Directors

Establishing policies for the overall management and direction of Association affairs is the responsibility of the Board. The Board consists of the President, who acts as chair; President-Elect; Immediate Past-President; Treasurer; the Chair of each Council; Chair of Water Research Foundation; one or more Directors elected by each of the 43 AWWA sections, six of whom also serve as Vice-Presidents; four Directors-at-Large; and the Executive Director, who serves as secretary. 

Board members serve for three years. Regular Board meetings are held in January and at the annual conference.



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James L. Watterson

Alabama/Mississippi
2016-2019
American Cast Iron Pipe Co.
Hoover, AL

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David Persinger

Alaska
2017-2020
Anchorage Water & Wastewater Utility
Anchorage, AK

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Graham Gagnon

Atlantic Canada
2017-2020
Dalhousie University
Halifax, N.S.

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Pete Moulton

Minnesota
2017-2020
City of Saint Peter
Saint Peter, MN

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Kari Duncan

Pacific Northwest
2016-2019
Lake Oswego - Tigard Water Partnership
West Linn, OR

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Kelly Comstock

Georgia
2018-2021
Brown & Caldwell
Atlanta, GA

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Yanick Fortier

Quebec
2016-2019
City of Saint-Eustache
Saint-Eustache, Quebec
Canada

Canada
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John Seever

Indiana
2018-2021
Umbaugh
Indianapolis, IN

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D. Gerard Yates

Intermountain
2017-2020
Central Utah Water Conservancy District
Orem, UT

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Mark Duben

Iowa
2018-2021
HDR, Inc.
Des Moines, IA

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Stephen Randtke

Kansas
2018-2021
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

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Michael E. Hooker

New York
2016-2019
Onondaga County Water Authority
Syracuse, NY

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Brad Montgomery

Kentucky-Tennessee
2016-2019
GRW Inc.
Lexington, KY

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Carlos Garcia Salazar

Mexico
2017-2019
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Monterrey, NL
Mexico

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Sue Mosburg

California-Nevada
2017-2020
Sweetwater Authority
Chula Vista, CA

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Timothy Phelan

British Columbia
2018-2021
WSP Canada
Kelowna, BC

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Gary Geck

Chesapeake
2017-2020
Mott McDonald
Arlington, VA

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Lee Anne Jones

OWWA, A Section of AWWA
2018-2021
Jacobs
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

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Debra Kaye

California-Nevada
2018-2021
V&A Consulting Engineers
San Diego, CA

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Fred L. Yandle

South Carolina
2016-2019
CDM Smith Inc.
Columbia, SC

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Daryl K. Hiromoto

Hawaii
2017-2020
Retired, Honolulu Board of Water Supply
Honolulu, HI

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Ana Marie Gonzalez

Florida
2017-2020
Hazen & Sawyer
Coral Gables, FL

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Roddy Rogers

Missouri
2018-2021
City Utilities of Springfield
Springfield, MO

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Bruce Dvorak

Nebraska
2016-2019
U. of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

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Jeffrey Ekstrom

West Virginia
2018-2021
The Thrasher Group
Charleston, WV

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David G. Polcari

NEWWA, A Section of AWWA
2016-2019
CDM Smith Inc.
Manchester, NH

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Ron Hargrove

North Carolina
2018-2021
Charlotte Water
Charlotte, NC

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Dean Sletten

North Dakota
2018-2021
Moore Engineering
West Fargo, ND

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Lorrie Brown

Ohio
2017-2020
City of Dayton Water
Dayton, OH

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Liesel M. Gross

Pennsylvania
2016-2019
Lehigh County Authority
Wescosville, PA

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Elpidio Gonzalez

Puerto Rico
2016-2019
Aqua Pak Systems Inc.
San Juan, PR

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Elizabeth Carter

Rocky Mountain
2018-2021
Aurora Water
Aurora, CO

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Jeff DeVille

South Dakota
2018-2021
Watertown Municipal Utilities
Watertown, SD

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Ben Bridges

Southwest
2017-2020
Thornton, Musso & Bellemin
Downsville, LA

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Bill Smith

Texas
2017-2020
Retired
Duncanville, Texas

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Sherry Williams

Virginia
2018-2021
City of Newport News - Waterworks
Yorktown, VA

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Paul Wobma

Western Canada
2017-2020
CH2M
Calgary, Alberta

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Greg Lukasik

Montana
2017-2020
Great West Engineering
Billings, MT

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Richard Hope

Wisconsin
2018-2021
AECOM
Stevens Point, WI

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Lindsey Olson

Director-at-Large
2016-2019
American Water
Voorhees, NJ

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Marshall Thompson

Director-at-Large
2017-2020
SUEZ Water Idaho
Boise, ID

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Keisha Thorpe

Director-at-Large
2018-2021
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA



AWWA Staff

AWWA Staff leadership works with staff members on a day-to-day basis within our offices in Denver, Colo. and Washington, D.C.

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David B. LaFrance

Chief Executive Officer

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Paula I. Macllwaine

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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G. Tracy Mehan, III

Executive Director, Government Affairs
Washington, D.C.

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Kevin Mann

Chief Financial Officer

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Susan Franceschi

Chief Membership Officer

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Mike Hiskey

Director - IT

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Greg Kail

Director - Communications

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April DeBaker

Director - Conferences and Events

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Barb Martin

Director - Engineering and Technical Services

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Steven Via

Director - Federal Relations

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Ron McDonald

Director - Human Resources

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Zsolt Silberer

Director - Publications

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JoAnn Spinato

Director - Sales



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