AWWA has a team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who cover a wide range of important topics, including water sector trends and regulations, source water protection, consumer confidence, cybersecurity and more. To schedule an interview with an AWWA SME, please contact our communications team.
David LaFrance is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), leading the world's largest and oldest association of water professionals with 50,000 members worldwide. With a background as the former CFO of Denver Water, David brings expertise in water utility finance and ratesetting and oversees AWWA's extensive scientific, educational and public policy work to advance better water management practices globally.
Expertise(s): Water sector trends, water rates, AWWA
Adam CarpenterDr. Adam Carpenter is the Manager of Energy and Environmental Policy at AWWA's Water Policy and Leadership department in Washington, D.C. He serves as an expert and advocate on a diverse set of drinking water issues including source water protection, the energy-water nexus, cyanotoxins, climate change, consumer confidence reports, and other environmental policy concerns. Along with his colleagues, he works to further AWWA’s mission of supporting clean, affordable drinking water through sound application of science into policy, sensible regulation, public awareness, and building stakeholder consensus. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental science and public policy.
Expertise(s): Source water protection, consumer confidence
Chris MoodyChris Moody is the Regulatory Technical Manager of AWWA’s Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C. He is a licensed professional engineer with more than 10 years of experience in environmental engineering performing planning, design, construction and operation of water and waste management infrastructure. He is a subject matter expert on technical and policy issues related to PFAS and supports manage AWWA’s policy portfolio for microbials and disinfection byproducts and other contaminants of emerging interest.