Sandra Ralston is the 2012-2013 President-Elect of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va.
Sandra is currently a Principal Consultant with Malcolm Pirnie, The Water Division of ARCADIS in Charleston, S.C. She also participates on the Business Council of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and as a Strategic Partner for the International City/County Managers Association.
A WEF member since 1989, Sandra served as the chair of the WEF Government Affairs Committee from 2005- 2008, with particular focus on increasing outreach to Member Association government affairs committees, conducting the national discussion of what the next 35 years of the Clean Water Act should be, and engaging a wider community of stakeholders to talk about the future of wet weather policy. She was a member of the Committee Leadership Council development working group and served as Chair of the Stakeholder Focus Group in 2007. She also served on the planning committee for the Utility Management Conference.
Also a member of the Indiana Water Environment Association, Sandra was IWEA President from 2002-2003, served as chair of IWEA’s annual conference program, and represented IWEA at annual WEFMAX meetings.
She received a BA from the University of Colorado and an MBA from George Washington University.