Jeanette Brown, Executive Director of the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority assumes WEF leadership during October 5th ceremony
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announces the members of its 2010-2011 Board of Trustees. The members were confirmed by WEF's House of Delegates during WEFTEC 2010 – WEF's 83rd annual technical exhibition and conference – earlier this month in New Orleans, La.
During a ceremony on Tuesday, October 5, the WEF "gavel of leadership" was passed from President Paul Freedman (Ann Arbor, Mich.) to incoming President Jeanette Brown, Executive Director of the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority (Stamford, Conn.) and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. "I'm assuming the WEF presidency at a very pivotal time in history for the Federation and for all of us as water professionals," said Brown. "As members of the Water Environment Federation, we are the experts, the ones with the best knowledge to guide policy-makers on the right decisions to protect our water. During my tenure as president, I plan to continue to place WEF and our members in a leadership role in solving the water challenges of this century."
In addition to President Brown, the 2010-2011 Board of Trustees includes: Immediate Past President Freedman, President-Elect Matt Bond (Kansas City, Mo.), Vice President Cordell Samuels (Pickering, Ontario, Canada), Treasurer Chris Browning (Fulton County, Ga.), Secretary and Executive Director Bill Bertera (Alexandria, Va.), Trustees Paul Bowen (Atlanta, Ga.), Kartik Chandran (New York, N.Y.), Scott Cummings (Atlanta, Ga.), John Hart (Saco, Maine), Deborah Houdeshell (Akron, Ohio), Betty Jordan (Dallas, Tex.), Terry Krause (Chicago, Ill.), Ed McCormick (Oakland, Calif.), Sandra Ralston (Charleston, S.C.), Paul Schuler (Portland, Ore.), Scott Trotter (Saint Charles, Ill.), and Rick Warner (Reno, Nev.).
Recognized as the world's largest annual water quality conference and exhibition, WEFTEC 2010 was held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., from October 2-6, 2010.
Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF and its Member Associations proudly work to achieve our mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment.