U.S. Water Alliance appoints new members to Board

The U.S. Water Alliance has announced that three new members have been added to its board of directors.


WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2014 – The U.S. Water Alliance has announced that three new members have been added to its board of directors. According to Ben Grumbles, the company's president, "These nationally-recognized leaders will boost all of our efforts on the value of water and business of sustainability."

The new directors include:

  • T. David Chinn is the director of the drinking water program and senior vice president for water in the Americas at AECOM. Formerly with the America Water Works Association (AWWA) in Washington, D.C., he is credited with coining the often-repeated phrase, “Water is to the economy of the 21st century as oil was to the economy of the last century. It is the fuel of our economic engines of the future.” He has authored or co-authored four books and published over 55 articles and papers concerning water supply and drinking water. Based in Austin, Texas, Chinn is a member of the Engineering Faculty at Texas A&M University.

  • Robert Lacullo is the executive vice president of United Water. He has overall responsibility for supporting the company’s regulated and environmental services business lines. Lacullo is a commissioner of the New Jersey Water Supply Authority. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey; Choose New Jersey; the National Association of Water Companies (NACWA), serving as its president in 2007; the New Jersey Utilities Association; and the Bergen County (NJ) United Way.

  • Steve Maxwell formed TechKNOWLEDGEy Strategic Group (TSG) in 1992 to provide consulting and advisory services to the environmental and water resource industries. He has been instrumental in advising and assisting on over 50 successful acquisition transactions in the commercial water and environmental industry. Maxwell is the editor of the Water Market Reviewa comprehensive review of current trends, developments and competitive data. He is also the author of The Future of Water– an in-depth look at the future of our global water challenge.

The Alliance thanks retiring Directors Kristin Mayes, Director of Sustainability, and Professor, Arizona State University Law School; and John Batten, Vice President, ARCADIS.

See also: "U.S. Water Alliance adds two water leaders to its board"

About the U.S. Water Alliance

The U.S. Water Alliance is a nonprofit educational organization whose goal is to unite people and policies for one-water sustainability. A broad cross-section of interests is coming together through the Alliance to advance holistic, watershed-based approaches to water quality and quantity challenges. For more information, visit www.uswateralliance.org.

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