The National Association Of Water Companies Announces New Board Of Directors
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) recently announced its new board of directors. Dennis Doll, chairman, president and CEO of Middlesex Water Company, has been named president of the NAWC board of directors and its executive committee. Doll replaces Robert Sprowls, president & CEO, American States Water Company.
“We are proud to welcome Dennis Doll as the incoming NAWC president as well as our new board members. We would also like to thank Bob for his leadership and all who serve on the board for their service and contributions,” said Michael Deane, executive director, NAWC. “We are very fortunate to have an engaged board as we continue our efforts to shape the future of water management.”
Doll has served as president, chief executive officer and a director of Middlesex Water Company since 2006 and serves as chairman of all subsidiary companies. Doll joined Middlesex Water as executive vice president in November 2004. He has more than 25 years of experience in both regulated and non-regulated water utility management. In addition to his work with NAWC, he serves as a director for the New Jersey Utilities Association, the Water Research Foundation and Raritan Bay Medical Center and has various board committee leadership roles in these organizations.
“The National Association of Water Companies continues to make great strides in educating the public about the incredibly important role their reliable and affordable water service plays in maintaining public health and safety as well as economic stability and growth. NAWC’s investor-owned utility and contract operations membership are proven leaders in solving the operational and financial challenges facing so many systems in our nation. I’m honored to work closely with this passionate group of leaders,” said Doll.
NAWC welcomes the following new members to its 2014 board of directors:
- David Ern, President &CEO, Gordon’s Corner Water
- Palle Jensen, Senior Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, San Jose Water
- Paul Townsley, Vice President of Regulatory Matters and Corporate Relations, California Water Service Group
They join the following members returning to NAWC’s board of directors:
- Daniel Corredor, President & CEO, South West Water
- Nicholas DeBenedictis, Chairman, CEO & President, Aqua America, Inc.
- Dennis W. Doll, President, Middlesex Water Company
- Charles V. Firlotte, President & CEO, Aquarion Water Company
- Joe Gysel, President, EPCOR Water USA
- Jeffrey Hines, President & CEO, York Water Company
- Robert J. Iacullo, Executive Vice President, United Water
- Martin Kane, President & CEO, Severn Trent Services, Inc.
- Louise Knight, Chief Operating Officer, Superior Water Company
- Walter Lynch, President & Chief Operating Officer - Regulated Operations, American Water
- Robert Maclean, President, California American Water
- Susan Mays, Vice President – Marketing & Strategic Initiatives, CH2M Hill
- Christopher Schilling, Chief Executive Officer, Park Water Company
- Bernadette Sohler, Vice President – Corporate Affairs, Middlesex Water Company
- Lisa Sparrow, President & CEO, Utilities Inc.
- Mark Strauss, Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy & Business Development, American Water
- Nicholle Taylor, Vice President, Artesian Water Company
- Eric W. Thornburg, President & CEO, The Connecticut Water Company
- Michael L. Whitehead, President, San Gabriel Valley Water Co.
NAWC welcomes the following new member to its 2013-2014 Executive Committee as NAWC vice president:
- Joe Gysel, President, EPCOR Water (USA), Inc.
About the NAWC Water Summit
The NAWC Water Summit is the annual gathering of water professionals hosted by the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC). The event provides a dynamic forum for government officials, leaders in the water industry and other key stakeholders to exchange ideas, learn from one another and share solutions that sustain businesses and communities. The theme of the 2013 NAWC Water Summit – Public Service & Private Enterprise: Bold Discussions. Real Solutions. – highlights the importance of public-private collaboration in the water industry, as well as innovative approaches and critical solutions to issues faced by communities, such as aging water infrastructure.
SOURCE: The National Association of Water Companies