American Water CIO recognized for IT leadership

VOORHEES, NJ, Dec. 8, 2009 -- American Water Works Company announced that vice president and chief information officer Emily Ashworth was selected as one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2010...

VOORHEES, NJ, Dec. 8, 2009 -- American Water Works Company Inc., the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that vice president and chief information officer Emily Ashworth was selected as one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2010. This year's Premier 100 spotlights 100 award leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership, innovative idea to business challenges and effectively managed IT strategies. Ashworth will be honored along with her fellow IT Leaders at the magazine's conference in Phoenix, Arizona, March 7 through 9, 2010.

In her role as vice president and chief information officer of American Water, Ashworth is responsible for developing and implementing information technology services (ITS) strategies across the business nationwide. Leading the ITS management team, Ms. Ashworth provides direction for implementing business solutions that integrate the latest technologies to deliver reliable technical performance and savings, ensuring goal alignment with business objectives and managing a high performance ITS infrastructure.

The Premier 100 IT was first created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have a positive impact on their organization through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges, and effectively manage and execute IT strategies.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

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