After a nationwide search, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Board of Commissioners has selected civil engineer Brian A. Perkovich to serve as its next Executive Director.
Brian has 25 years of experience working in the MWRD's Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Department. He began his career at the MWRD in 1993 and later was selected to lead operations at the Egan Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) in Schaumburg and at the Hanover Park WRP before being promoted to lead operations at the Calumet WRP in Chicago in 2005. Most recently, he served as Assistant Director of M&O.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Master's degree in Business Administration from DePaul University.
The MWRD began its executive director search in early September. Qualified candidates were evaluated through a multi-stage process, resulting in a number of exceptional finalists being interviewed by the Board of Commissioners earlier last month. Final deliberations were held on November 29 resulting in the selection of Brian to fill the Executive Director position.
"We are confident that with his robust experience at the District, Brian will lead the agency in a strategic direction that continues to promote the agency's mission of treating wastewater, managing stormwater in a cost effective manner, and protecting the environment," said MWRD President Mariyana Spyropoulos.
"I am honored to have been selected to fill this role," said Perkovich. "I look forward to working with current and new Board members to move the District on a path that improves the quality of life for our residents while maximizing every dollar we spend."