Water Council names first director of finance and operations

The Water Council announced that it has officially named Amy Jensen as the organization's first director of finance and operations, effective April 1, 2015.

MILWAUKEE, WI, Feb. 26, 2015 -- Last week, The Water Council (TWC) announced that it has officially named Amy Jensen as the organization's first director of finance and operations. Jensen, who has served as the managing director at Skylight Music Theatre since 2009, will begin working for TWC effective on April 1, 2015.

As the new director of finance and operations, Jensen will lead the development of TWC's financial management strategy and oversee the company's operations, including developing and implementing all policies and procedures both in the finance and general operational realms.

"Because of an inspiring and passionate presentation about The Water Council that Rich Meeusen [TWC co-chair] gave a couple of months ago, this opportunity caught my attention immediately," said Jensen. "The combination of economic development, research and education focused on such an important global resource is incredibly unique."

Prior to her role at Skylight, Jensen has served in a number of finance-related roles in Milwaukee, including vice president and chief financial officer at Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, vice president of finance and administration at United Performing Arts Fund, and audit manager at Ernst & Young LLP.

Jensen brings 20 years of experience in accounting and non-profit management, is a CPA and received her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also received the Business Journal's CFO of the Year Award in 2008.

"I've been impressed by how much the board and the staff have accomplished in such a short amount of time," said Jensen. "I look forward to helping The Water Council prepare for the many exciting opportunities that lie ahead."

See also:

"Water Council earns Wells Fargo National Clean Technology and Innovation Grant"

"Water Council, JPMorgan Chase announce water investment partnership"


About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the U.S., was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region's water industry is a $10.5-billion market and accounts for 4 percent of the world's total water business. The non-profit organization, consisting of more than 160 members, is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and some of the nation's most intelligent water professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. For more information, visit www.thewatercouncil.com.

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