Board of Trustees

Our Mission — Since 1928, the Water Environment Federation and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water-sector leader, our mission is to: ★ Connect water professionals,  Enrich the expertise of water professionals,  Increase the awareness of the impact and value of water, and  Provide a platform for water-sector innovation. 

Our Vision — A community of empowered professionals creating a healthy global water environment.  

About Us 

The WEF Board of Trustees (Board) serves as the governing body of the Water Environment Federation and holds legal authority and fiduciary responsibilities on behalf of the Federation and its membership.

Board members are volunteer leaders and give graciously of their time and expertise to set strategic direction and govern the organization.

The Board consists of the President, President-elect, Vice President, latest living Past President, Treasurer, and six WEF members recommended by the WEF Nominating Committee and confirmed by the House of Delegates – the member advisory body of the Board.  The WEF Executive Director serves as Secretary of the Board.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization under the U. S. Internal Revenue Service Code, §501(c)3 in the State of Illinois.

Copies of WEF Board Meeting Minutes are available by sending a request, including the date of the meeting, to Sandi Grooms at sgrooms@wef.org 

 

2015-16 WEF Board of Trustees

 
  Paul Bowen revised  Paul Bowen
President

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Job Title:
 Director, Sustainable Operations
Company:
 The Coca-Cola Co.
City and State:
 Lawrenceville, GA USA
Member Association:
 Georgia Association of Water Professionals 
 Rick Warner revised  Rick Warner, P.E.
President-Elect

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Job Title: Senior Engineer, Engineering and Capital Projects
Company:
 Washoe County Community Services Department
City and State:
 Reno, NV USA
Member Association:
 Nevada Water Environment Association
 Hartfelder 15-16 lo res  Jenny Hartfelder, PE, PMP
Vice President

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Job Title: Vice President
Company:
 MWH
City and State:
 Denver, CO USA
Member Association:
 Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association
 McCormick 15-16 lo res  Ed McCormick
Immediate Past President

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Job Title: President
Company:
 McCormick Strategic Water Management
City and State:
 Oakland, CA USA
Member Association:
 California Water Environment Association; New England Water Environment Association
 Exton 15-16 high res  Ralph Exton
Treasurer

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Job Title: Chief Marketing Officer
Company:
 GE Water & Distributed Power
City and State:
 Trevose, PA USA
Member Association:
 Pennsylvania Water Environment Association
 Eileen O'Neill  Eileen O'Neill
WEF Executive Director

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Job Title: Executive Director
Company:
 Water Environment Federation
City and State:
 Alexandria, VA USA
Member Association:
 Virginia Water Environment Association
 Broaddus 15-16 lo res  Lynn Broaddus
Trustee

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Job Title: President
Company:
 Broadview Collaborative Inc.
City and State:
 Wauwatosa, WI USA
Member Association:
 Central States Water Environment Association
 Hawley 15-16 lo res  Joan Hawley
Trustee

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Job Title: President
Company:
 Superior Engineering LLC
City and State:
 Muskego, WI USA
Member Association:
 Central States Water Environment Association
 Homann 15-16 lo res  Claus Homann
Trustee

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Job Title: Chief Operating Officer
Company:
 Aarhus Water Utility Ltd.
City and State:
 Aarhus, Denmark
Member Association:
 N/A
 Jarrell 15-16 lo res  Jacqueline A. Jarrell, P.E.
Trustee

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Job Title: Operations Chief
Company:
 Charlotte Water
City and State:
 Charlotte, NC USA
Member Association:
 North Carolina Water Environment Association
 Kubick 15-16 lo res  Karen Kubick
Trustee

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Job Title: Wastewater Enterprise Capital Program Director
Company:
 San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
City and State:
 San Francisco, CA USA
Member Association:
 California Water Environment Association
 Kunetz 15-16 lo res  Thomas Kunetz
Trustee

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Job Title: Assistant Director of Engineering
Company:
 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
City and State:
 Chicago, IL USA
Member Association:
 Illinois Water Environment Association