NAWC announces new, returning members of board of directors

The National Association of Water Companies officially announced its new board of directors at its 2014 Water Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., held on Oct. 5-8.

Oct 10th, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 10, 2014 -- The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) officially announced its new board of directors at its 2014 Water Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., held on Oct. 5-8.

Walter Lynch, president and CEO of regulated operations for American Water, has been named president of the NAWC board of directors. Lynch replaces Dennis Doll, chairman, president and CEO of Middlesex Water Company.

Lynch previously served as president of regulated operations and assumed his new, expanded role in 2010. He joined American Water Services in 2001 as president of the Southwest region, overseeing a 12-state region with multiple business lines. He has more than 20 years of experience with expertise in engineering, operations, sales and marketing, regulatory compliance, and business development.

NAWC also welcomes the following new members to its 2015 board of directors:

  • Matthew Stanley, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Beckley Water Company
  • Robert Nicholson, President, San Gabriel Valley Water Company
  • Walton Hill, Senior Vice President, United Water

They join the following members returning to NAWC's board of directors:

  • Aldie Warnock, Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Communications and Public Policy, American Water
  • Bernadette Sohler, Vice President – Corporate Affairs, Middlesex Water Company
  • Charles V. Firlotte, President and CEO, Aquarion Water Company
  • David Ern, President & COO, Gordon’s Corner Water Company
  • Dennis W. Doll, President and CEO, Middlesex Water Company
  • Eric W. Thornburg, Chairman, President and CEO, The Connecticut Water Company
  • Jeffrey Hines, President and CEO, York Water Company
  • Joe Gysel, President, EPCOR Water USA
  • Lisa Sparrow, President and CEO, Utilities Inc.
  • Louise Knight, COO, Superior Water Company
  • Michael Quinn, President, SouthWest Water Company
  • Nicholas DeBenedictis, Chairman, CEO and President, Aqua America, Inc.
  • Nicholle Taylor, Vice President, Artesian Water Company
  • Palle Jensen, Senior Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, San Jose Water
  • Patrick Kerr, President and CEO, Baton Rouge Water Company
  • Paul Townsley, Vice President of Regulatory Matters and Corporate Relations, California Water Service Group
  • Robert J. Iacullo, Executive Vice President, United Water
  • Robert Maclean, President, California American Water
  • Robert Sprowls, President and CEO, American States Water Company
  • Susan Mays, Vice President – Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, CH2M Hill
  • Walter Lynch, President and COO Regulated Operations, American Water

NAWC announces its 2014-2015 Executive Committee:

  • Aldie Warnock, Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Communications and Public Policy, American Water
  • Dennis Doll, President and CEO, Middlesex Water Company
  • Joe Gysel, President, EPCOR Water USA
  • Walter Lynch, President and Chief Operating Officer of Regulated Operations, American Water
  • Walton Hill, Senior Vice President, United Water

See also:

"NAWC names Grand Prize Winner of 2014 Living Water Award"

"NAWC lauds U.S. House Committee's notable PPP bipartisan report"


About the NAWC

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is the voice of the private water industry and the organization exclusively representing this group of quality water service providers, innovation drivers, creative financiers and responsible partners. For more information, visit NAWC.org.

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