Press Release

American Water CEO Susan Story to Give Keynote Address at Auburn University Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Company Release - 5/3/2018 1:00 PM ET

VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, today announced that its President and CEO Susan Story will deliver the keynote address at Auburn University for two graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 5.

“When I graduated from Auburn, I wanted more than anything else to make a difference. To do something that pushed me, stretched me, and allowed me to matter on a broader scale,” said Story. “And today at American Water, I lead a team of 7,000 people who provide a necessity of life every day to 15 million people across the United States. To me, making a difference is leading a team of extraordinary people doing amazing work. It’s about being bigger than our bottom line—investing in people, communities, and what really matters in the long run.”

Story, who graduated from Auburn University in 1981 with a B.S. in industrial engineering, will speak at both Saturday ceremonies. A 10 a.m. ceremony will be held for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and University College. A 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, the College of Human Sciences, the School of Nursing and the College of Sciences and Mathematics.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Joseph Szafran
External Affairs Manager

Source: American Water