Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Board of Directors

George MacKenzie
George MacKenzie
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
George MacKenzie George MacKenzie began his appointment on May 17, 2006 as non-executive Chairman of the Board of American Water, the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company.

Mr. MacKenzie previously served as interim president and CEO of American Water prior to the appointment of Donald L. Correll, which took effect April 17, 2006. He has been a valued member of the American Water Board of Directors since August 2003 and was a past Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board.

In addition to his role with American Water, Mr. MacKenzie is a director on the Boards of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., Tractor Supply Co., and C&D Technologies, Inc., where he served as Interim CEO early in 2005. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Medical Center of Delaware and is a member of the Investment Committee at the University of Delaware.

George MacKenzie previously served as vice chairman of the Board and chief financial officer of Hercules Incorporated, a global manufacturer of chemical specialties whose 5,000 employees generated sales of approximately $2 billion in fiscal 2005. During his 22-year career with Hercules he served in a variety of senior management roles including president of the Chemical Specialty Division.
Veronica M. Hagen
Veronica M. Hagen
Director
Veronica M. Hagen Veronica M. Hagen joined American Water’s Board of Directors on February 25, 2016.

Ms. Hagen is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating Committee.

From April 2007 through August 2013, Ms. Hagen was the Chief Executive Officer of Polymer Group, Inc. (now known as AVINTIV Specialty Materials Inc.), a global manufacturer of specialty materials. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Hagen was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Paper North America, a division of a South African-based pulp and paper company. From 1998 to 2004, Ms. Hagen served in various executive positions with Alcoa, Inc., including as Vice President and Chief Customer Officer and President, Alcoa Engineered Products.

Ms. Hagen served on the board of directors of Polymer Group, Inc. and as the chair of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee from August 2013 until October 2015. She also has served on the board of Southern Company since 2008 and as its Lead Director since 2014, and also serves on its Compensation and Management Succession Committee and its Nuclear/Operations Committee. Since 2005, she also has served on the board of directors of Newmont Mining Corporation, a gold producer, and currently serves as chair of its Leadership Development and Compensation Committee and its Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Julie A. Dobson
Julie A. Dobson
Director
Julie A. Dobson Julie A. Dobson joined American Water's Board of Directors on June 19, 2009.

Ms. Dobson has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. She most recently served as chief operating officer for TeleCorp PCS, Inc. in Arlington, Virginia, where she was responsible for all aspects of operations including the wireless network engineering, construction and operation, sales, marketing, pricing, information technology, human resources and customer service. TeleCorp provided wireless communications services in eight states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, operating under the brand SunCom, until its sale to AT&T wireless in 2002.

Prior to that, Ms. Dobson served in a variety of leadership positions for Bell Atlantic Corporation including president of the New York Region of Bell Atlantic Mobile, vice president of Bell Atlantic Enterprises Corporation, and president and chief executive officer of Bell Atlantic Business Systems International.

Ms. Dobson also serves on the boards of PNM Resources, Inc. (Public Utility of New Mexico), Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. and LCC International, Inc.

Ms. Dobson earned her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor of science from the College of William and Mary.
Julia L. Johnson
Julia L. Johnson
Director
Julia L. Johnson Julia L. Johnson joined American Water's Board of Directors on August 1, 2008.

Ms. Johnson is president of NetCommunications, L.L.C., a strategy consulting firm specializing in the communications, energy, and information technology public policy arenas. Prior to founding NetCommunications, Ms. Johnson was senior vice president of policy and strategic communications for MILCOM Technologies, Inc., a military technology commercialization company.

Prior to her work at MILCOM, Ms. Johnson served on the Florida Public Service Commission for two consecutive terms from 1992-1999. In that capacity, she served as the chief regulator of Florida's $16 billion water and wastewater, electric, gas and communications industries. She served as chairperson from 1997-1999.

Ms. Johnson served as the state chair of the Federal/State Joint Board on Universal Service, which provided regulatory policy recommendations to the Federal Communications Commission on the deployment of communications infrastructure and universal service support mechanisms, bringing internet access to schools and libraries across the nation. Ms. Johnson also chaired Florida's Information Service Technology Development Task Force, which advised Florida's governor and legislature on information technology policy and related legislative issues.

Ms. Johnson also serves on the Board of Directors of Allegheny Energy, Inc., a utility holding company, which, through its subsidiaries, engages in power generation operations, as well as natural gas distribution and transmission, MasTec, Inc., a provider of telecommunications and energy infrastructure construction and Northwestern Corporation, a provider of electricity and natural gas.

Ms. Johnson holds a Juris Doctorate and a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Florida.
Paul J. Evanson
Paul J. Evanson
Director
Paul J. Evanson Paul J. Evanson joined American Water’s Board of Directors on March 21, 2013.

Mr. Evanson served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Allegheny Energy, Inc., a company engaged in the operation of three electric public utility companies and in merchant power generation operations, from 2003 until the company’s merger with FirstEnergy Corp. in February 2011. Following the merger, he served as Executive Vice Chair of FirstEnergy until his retirement in May 2011. Mr. Evanson previously served as President of Florida Power & Light Company, and president of Lynch Corporation. He also held leadership positions with Moore McCormack Resources and Arthur Anderson & Co. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, a non-profit company whose purpose is to ensure and enhance the reliability and adequacy of bulk electricity in Florida. In addition, he served on the board of directors of Edison Electric Institute, an association of shareholder-owned electric companies, and North American Electricity Reliability Council, a group that was formed in 1968 by electric companies to promote the reliability and adequacy of power supplies. Mr. Evanson received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. John’s University, a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School, and Master of Laws degree from New York University School of Law. He also received a Doctor of Commercial Science degree (honorary) from St. John’s University.

Mr. Evanson’s extensive executive experience in the electric industry, including his leadership of a company with both significant regulated and unregulated operations, enables him to provide important insights regarding various aspects of our business, which includes both regulated and unregulated operations. In addition, his success in addressing difficult financial conditions upon assuming leadership at Allegheny Energy underscores his ability to provide valuable perspectives with respect to strategic planning, finance and risk management matters.
Karl F. Kurz
Karl F. Kurz
Director
Karl F. Kurz Karl F. Kurz was appointed as an independent member of American Water’s board of directors on February 18, 2015.

Mr. Kurz is a former chief operating officer for Anadarko and also held management positions at Vastar Resources and ARCO Oil and Gas. Most recently, Mr. Kurz served as a managing director of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, a global private equity firm, from 2009 to 2012.

Prior to CCMP, Mr. Kurz spent nine years with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world, last serving as chief operating officer from December 2006 to 2009. He was responsible for overseeing the company’s global exploration and production, marketing, midstream, land, technology and service businesses.

Mr. Kurz also previously served as general manager of midstream and marketing for Vastar Resources, Inc. where he managed the company’s marketing of oil, natural gas liquids, gas and gas processing. He also held management positions at ARCO Oil & Gas Company in several business units including reservoir engineering, production, operations, crude oil marketing, and financial trading.

Mr. Kurz currently serves on the boards of WPX Energy Inc., SemGroup Corporation and Siluria Technologies. He previously served as a board member of the American Petroleum Institute, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Natural Gas Supply Association and Western Gas Partners LP.

Mr. Kurz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Martha Clark Goss
Martha Clark Goss
Director
Martha Clark Goss Ms. Goss currently serves as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Amwell Holdings/Hopewell Holdings LLC, a holding company making investments in the health insurance space. She previously served as chief financial officer for The Capital Markets Company, a provider of e-based solutions to the global financial services and capital markets industry, and chief financial officer of Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc., a management consulting firm. Ms. Goss also held various senior executive positions with Prudential Insurance Company of America and Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A

In addition to American Water, Ms. Goss serves on the Board of Ocwen Financial Corporation. She also serves on several private company boards, including Channel Reinsurance Ltd., where she also serves as Chair, the board of the Neuberger Berman Mutual Fund Complex, and Allianz Life of New York. She previously served on the Boards of Claire's Stores, Inc., Foster Wheeler Ltd., Dexter Corporation, the Metropolitan Regional Board of The Chase Manhattan Bank, IBJ Whitehall Business Credit Corporation and the boards of various subsidiaries of The Prudential Insurance Company of America. She is a frequent speaker on corporate governance, enterprise risk management and audit committee topics for the Conference Board and other organizations.

Ms. Goss is a Trustee Emerita of Brown University and Past President and a Board member of the Financial Women's Association of New York. In addition, she was selected as co-honoree with Lady Margaret Thatcher for Brown University's Independent Man Award, was invited to participate as one of the 326 delegates to President Clinton's Economic Summit in 1992, is a member of the Committee of 200 and TIGER 21 and a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award of Brown University.

Ms. Goss has a bachelor's degree from Brown University and received her MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Susan N. Story
Susan N. Story
Director
Susan N. Story

Susan N. Story is President and Chief Executive Officer of American Water Works, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility. Story leads a team of 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide service to more than15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada.

American Water has regulated water utility operations in 16 states, and the company's market-based businesses include Military Services providing water and wastewater services on 12 military bases across the U.S.; Contract Services providing water services to 41 municipalities and 13 major industrial customers; and Homeowner Services providing 1.7 million warranty contracts across the country. Subsidiary Keystone Clearwater Solutions is the largest provider of sustainable water services to the Marcellus and Utica formations in the Appalachian Basin.

The company has an industry-leading water R&D and environmental function with 20 scientists who have been involved in more than 90 research projects partnering with governmental agencies as well as national and international companies and research foundations.

The company is a member of the S&P 500, the 15-member Dow Jones Utility Average (DJUA), and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

She has served as CEO of American Water since May 2014, and served as Chief Financial Officer for one year before assuming the CEO role. Prior to her move to AWK in 2013, she spent 31 years at Southern Company (NYSE: SO), serving as Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company Services, Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Power Company, Inc. from 2003-2010; and Executive Vice President, Southern Company Engineering and Construction Services, 2001-2003. She began her utility career as a nuclear power plant engineer.

She serves as the independent lead director for Raymond James Financial, Inc. where has been a director since 2008, and on the board of directors of Dominion Resources, Inc.

Story currently serves on the board of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) in Washington, DC and co-chaired, with S&P Global CEO Doug Peterson, BPC's "Bridging the Gap Together: A New Model to Modernize U.S. Infrastructure" report released in May 2016, an effort to address the nation's transportation and water infrastructure replacement challenges.

Story is on the board of directors of the US Water Alliance, a national organization dedicated to advancing a sustainable water future, and the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE). She also serves on the board of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Board of Advisors in Tampa, FL.

Officers

Susan N. Story
Susan N. Story
President and Chief Executive Officer
Susan N. Story

Susan N. Story is President and Chief Executive Officer of American Water Works, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility. Story leads a team of 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide service to more than15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada.

American Water has regulated water utility operations in 16 states, and the company's market-based businesses include Military Services providing water and wastewater services on 12 military bases across the U.S.; Contract Services providing water services to 41 municipalities and 13 major industrial customers; and Homeowner Services providing 1.7 million warranty contracts across the country. Subsidiary Keystone Clearwater Solutions is the largest provider of sustainable water services to the Marcellus and Utica formations in the Appalachian Basin.

The company has an industry-leading water R&D and environmental function with 20 scientists who have been involved in more than 90 research projects partnering with governmental agencies as well as national and international companies and research foundations.

The company is a member of the S&P 500, the 15-member Dow Jones Utility Average (DJUA), and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

She has served as CEO of American Water since May 2014, and served as Chief Financial Officer for one year before assuming the CEO role. Prior to her move to AWK in 2013, she spent 31 years at Southern Company (NYSE: SO), serving as Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company Services, Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Power Company, Inc. from 2003-2010; and Executive Vice President, Southern Company Engineering and Construction Services, 2001-2003. She began her utility career as a nuclear power plant engineer.

She serves as the independent lead director for Raymond James Financial, Inc. where has been a director since 2008, and on the board of directors of Dominion Resources, Inc.

Story currently serves on the board of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) in Washington, DC and co-chaired, with S&P Global CEO Doug Peterson, BPC's "Bridging the Gap Together: A New Model to Modernize U.S. Infrastructure" report released in May 2016, an effort to address the nation's transportation and water infrastructure replacement challenges.

Story is on the board of directors of the US Water Alliance, a national organization dedicated to advancing a sustainable water future, and the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE). She also serves on the board of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Board of Advisors in Tampa, FL.

Linda G. Sullivan
Linda G. Sullivan
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Linda G. Sullivan Linda G. Sullivan is executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. In this role, Ms. Sullivan leads American Water’s Finance and Operational Services teams. She has responsibility for all aspects of financial management and strategy, including directing finance strategy, investor relations, treasury, financial planning, accounting, internal audit, risk management, and control functions. As leader of Operational Services, she also oversees Supply Chain, Information Technology, Environmental Stewardship, Security and Facilities.

Prior to joining American Water in April 2014, Ms. Sullivan completed 22 years of progressive leadership roles at the Edison International companies. Beginning in 2009, Sullivan served as senior vice president and CFO of Southern California Edison, one of the nation's largest electric utilities and a subsidiary of Edison International, where she led all aspects of finance including strategy, planning, treasury, accounting, risk management, and control functions, as well as operational services, including supply chain functions, transportation services and facilities management. Prior to becoming CFO, Ms. Sullivan was vice president and controller of both Edison International and Southern California Edison for five years. Ms. Sullivan also held a variety of financial leadership roles at a number of Edison International's competitive businesses, including retail subsidiaries providing home security, energy efficiency, and operations and maintenance services; and a research and development start-up focused on distributed generation, smart grid technologies, solar rooftop installations and electric vehicle charging stations. From 1991 to 1996, she performed finance and accounting functions at the corporate level and within an operating business unit at the utility.

Before starting her career at Edison International, Ms. Sullivan was a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLP, for three years.

Ms. Sullivan has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1991 (inactive) and a Certified Management Accountant since 1995. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University.
Walter Lynch
Walter Lynch
Chief Operating Officer
Walter Lynch Walter Lynch is chief operating officer (COO) of American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. He has more than 20 years of experience in both the regulated and market based water and wastewater industry. In his current role which he has held since 2008, Mr. Lynch is responsible for the successful performance of American Water’s 16 regulated states, serving approximately 10 million people in more than 1,600 communities, and for leading customer service across the company’s footprint including two national customer service centers, as well as health and safety and system wide engineering. In 2016, Mr. Lynch expanded his role and assumed additional responsibility for operational and safety best practices across American Water’s market-based businesses.

Mr. Lynch previously served as executive vice president of a multi-state division; as president of New Jersey American Water and New York American Water; and as a group president of the company’s market-based businesses. He joined American Water in 2001.

Mr. Lynch previously served as president of the National Association of Water Companies, and has served for several years on the board of directors and on its executive committee. He also serves on the Water Research Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Lynch attended executive education programs at Oxford University in England and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, and completed the Advanced Management Program at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he holds a bachelor’s in general engineering and attained the rank of Captain before his departure from the U.S. Army in 1990.

American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
Michael A. Sgro
Michael A. Sgro
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Michael A. Sgro Michael A. Sgro is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. In this role, Mr. Sgro serves as American Water’s chief legal officer, providing oversight, guidance and direction regarding corporate governance and board matters, as well as providing legal advice and overseeing the legal team responsible for all aspects of legal affairs for the company.

Prior to being named to this position in February 2015, Mr. Sgro was general counsel of American Water’s Northeast Division, and was also serving as American Water’s interim general counsel since early January 2015.

Mr. Sgro joined American Water in 1993 as secretary and corporate counsel of New Jersey American Water, eventually becoming the Northeast Division’s general counsel, which includes American Water’s New Jersey and New York subsidiaries. In this role, he was responsible for all legal matters, including acquisitions and other business development opportunities, real estate and regulatory matters, various contract and commercial matters, and corporate governance. Mr. Sgro also recently led New Jersey American Water’s government affairs efforts.

Before joining American Water, Mr. Sgro was an Associate with Dechert (Philadelphia and Princeton offices) on the firm’s Business Team. Prior to graduating from law school and joining Dechert, he held various business positions with CertainTeed Corporation, a building materials manufacturer located in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Sgro received his law degree from Temple University School of Law in 1989 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Saint Joseph University in 1980.

Mr. Sgro is a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce and Treasurer of the National Association of Water Companies New Jersey Chapter. He is also a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association and the bar associations of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.
Mark Strauss
Mark Strauss
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development
Mark Strauss Mark Strauss is senior vice president of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Named to this position in 2010, Mr. Strauss is responsible for working with the senior management team to link overall strategy and major growth efforts for American Water’s regulated and competitive operations.

Mr. Strauss was previously president of American Water Enterprises, the non-regulated products and services division of American Water. In this role, Mr. Strauss oversaw American Water’s non-regulated business units that offer operations and maintenance contract services across the United States and Canada, including water and wastewater management for military bases, service-line protection programs, design, construction and operation of community onsite water and wastewater systems, and other innovative solutions that address a variety of challenges facing the industry.

Previously, Mr. Strauss served as president and chief executive officer of Applied Water Management Group, American Water’s fully-integrated water and wastewater infrastructure design, build, finance, own and operate affiliate, which provides customized water and wastewater management solutions to real estate developers, industrial clients, and small to midsized communities. During his tenure, Mr. Strauss was credited with bringing to fruition projects that include the Solaire in New York City, the nation's first on-site water recycling system built inside a multi-family residential building, to winning the Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for a water reclamation project in New Jersey.

Mr. Strauss joined American Water’s Applied Water Management Group in 1997 as corporate counsel and secretary. He was promoted to the position of chief operating officer in 2002, a position he held until his appointment as division president and chief executive officer in 2003.

Prior to that, he had been with Vizzoni Brothers Construction, Inc. as vice president and general counsel. Mr. Strauss was an associate/junior partner at the law firm of Ozzard, Rizzolo, Klein, Mauro & Savo, and an Associate at the law firm of Toolan, Romond, Abbot and Domenichetti.

He is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, the board of directors of Skylands Community Bank, and the Design/Build Institute of America.

Mr. Strauss holds a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law, N.J., and a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College, ME.
Deb Degillio
Deb Degillio
President, American Water Enterprises
Deb Degillio

Deb Degillio is president of American Water Enterprises, the market-based products and services division of American Water. Ms. Degillio oversees American Water’s three market-based business units, which offer operations and maintenance contract services, and other innovative solutions to address a variety of challenges facing the industry, across the United States and Canada.

American Water Enterprises’ business units include its Contract Services Group and Military Services Group, which provide design, construction, operation and management of water and wastewater systems through contracts with municipalities and industrial clients, and military bases, respectively. The company’s Homeowner Services Group, operating under the name American Water Resources, LLC., provides water and wastewater service line and in-home plumbing protection programs to homeowners directly and through partnerships with municipalities. The company’s market-based businesses complement American Water’s core competencies through these services, as well as a focus on emerging technologies including water reuse/recycling, desalination, and water-energy innovations.

Ms. Degillio has 20 years of broad finance experience in the utility and energy sectors, leading teams focused on financial forecasting and analysis, business planning, process improvement and enterprise risk management.

She previously served as vice president and treasurer for American Water, where she had responsibility for leading the company’s long-term and short-term financing activities, corporate planning and investment analysis. She also oversaw the investments of employee benefit plan trust assets and lead Enterprise Risk Management efforts.

Ms. Degillio joined American Water in 2007 as director of Financial Planning and Analysis, supporting California, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii and was named vice president of the Eastern Division Finance team in 2009. As vice president of the Eastern Division, Ms. Degillio managed a team of over 30 professionals and was responsible for financial analysis and planning, as well as rates strategy and execution for nine states in American Water’s regulated operations. Ms. Degillio also served on American Water Enterprises’ executive management team as the vice president of Finance, and was responsible for business strategy, long-term planning, forecasting, management reporting and driving financial performance.

Prior to joining American Water, Ms. Degillio held a number of roles at MCR Performance Solutions, a consulting firm in the energy sector, managing enterprise risk management and regulatory matters and providing financial management consulting for a number of large utilities. She began her career at CSC Planmetrics, a strategic consulting firm serving the utilities industry, where she supported electric and gas utilities through mergers and acquisitions, marketing plans and projects focused on process change.

Ms. Degillio has a Master’s of Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree in Math/Statistics and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

Loyd “Aldie” Warnock
Loyd “Aldie” Warnock
Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Communications & Public Policy
Loyd “Aldie” Warnock

Loyd “Aldie” Warnock is senior vice president of External Affairs, Communications and Public Policy at American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. In this position, Mr. Warnock is responsible for corporate external affairs, including legislative and regulatory policy, strategic water policy as well as corporate communications functions. He also works closely with other key stakeholders to advance the mission and growth of American Water and is a member of the company's executive leadership team.

Prior to joining American Water in 2014, Mr. Warnock served as the senior vice president of External Affairs at the Midwest Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO), a non-profit, self-governing organization of representatives from 16 states with regulatory jurisdiction over entities participating in MISO and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. In this role, Mr. Warnock directed MISO's policy development for all regulatory and legislative matters, overseeing state and federal regulatory and legislative activities, client relations, stakeholder support and corporate communications for the regional transmission organization.

Other previous experience includes serving as vice president of External Affairs for Allegheny Energy, senior vice president of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs at Mirant Corporation and vice president of Regulatory Affairs at Reliant Energy.

Mr. Warnock currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Water Companies and on its Executive Committee. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration and management from Mississippi State University.

Edward D. Vallejo
Edward D. Vallejo
Vice President of Financial Planning and Investor Relations
Edward D. Vallejo Edward D. Vallejo is vice president of Financial Planning and Investor Relations for American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.

Mr. Vallejo, who has extensive experience in corporate finance, capital markets and investment banking, most recently served as the vice president of Financial Strategy, Planning and Decision Support for American Water. He was hired as vice president of Investor Relations in April 2006 to create a comprehensive investor relations program in preparation of the company’s initial public offering in April 2008. Prior to rejoining American Water, Mr. Vallejo served as the chief financial officer of Thames Water Chile, where he was responsible for all aspects of financial strategies, processes and operations.

From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Vallejo held various positions of increasing responsibility with American Water, including vice president of Mergers & Acquisitions and Treasurer. He began his career in the utilities sector in 1994 as an investment banker for PaineWebber, covering electric, gas and water companies, completing numerous equity, debt and M&A transactions.

Mr. Vallejo holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from New York Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from New York University.
Maureen Duffy
Maureen Duffy
Vice President, Corporate Communications and External Affairs
Maureen Duffy Maureen Duffy is the vice president of Corporate Communications and External Affairs for American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. In this role, Ms. Duffy is responsible for leading a strategic and integrated communications program for American Water, encompassing Internal and External Communications as well as Corporate Responsibility.

Prior to this role, Ms. Duffy served as the executive director of Corporate Communications and External Affairs where she led internal and external communications. She also has served as the director of External Communications and led all aspects of American Water's external communication efforts, including national media relations. She acts as a key partner in increasing American Water's visibility and promoting its reputation. She also works closely with all other functions and operations across the business to align and integrate company messaging, as well as further position American Water as an industry leader on both a national and local scale.

Ms. Duffy is a results oriented team leader with more than 15 years of experience in the communications field. She has served as director of Internal Communications for American Water. In this position, Ms. Duffy realigned American Water's internal communications team and drove its strategic direction thus ensuring consistent communications with all internal audiences. Ms. Duffy also served in the communications function for New Jersey American Water and Long Island American Water, where she was responsible for internal and external communications, as well as government affairs.

Prior to working for American Water, Ms. Duffy reported and produced news for WNJN/WNET-TV, with audiences in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. She also anchored the weekend updates for the station. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where she received a bachelor's in communications. Ms. Duffy is also an active member of the National Association of Water Companies, where she is a member of its communication committee.
Jeffrey M. Taylor
Jeffrey M. Taylor
Chief SEC & Corporate Governance Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Jeffrey M. Taylor

Jeffrey M. Taylor is the chief SEC & corporate governance counsel and assistant secretary of American Water, the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. In this role, Mr. Taylor is responsible for all aspects of American Water’s securities and corporate law compliance, including the preparation of SEC filings and other public disclosures; corporate governance matters; overseeing legal compliance for debt and equity financings and loan transactions; legal compliance with respect to executive compensation and employee benefits matters; compliance with New York Stock Exchange requirements; and general corporate law and day-to-day business matters. Mr. Taylor also serves as a counselor and legal advisor to various constituencies and functional units within American Water, including the board of directors, accounting, treasury, corporate communications, human resources, business development, and investor relations.

Prior to joining American Water in June 2015, Mr. Taylor was an associate general counsel and assistant secretary at Pepco Holdings, Inc., one of the largest energy delivery companies in the mid-Atlantic region. Prior to joining Pepco Holdings, Mr. Taylor was a partner in the Public Companies and Capital Formation practice group in the Philadelphia office of international law firm Blank Rome LLP, and devoted over 17 years in private practice to the representation of domestic and foreign clients in a wide array of industries in securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and capital raising, corporate governance, executive compensation and business and corporate law matters.

Mr. Taylor received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1995 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Northwestern University in 1992.

Mr. Taylor is President and a member of the advisory committee of the Middle Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. Mr. Taylor also served as Vice/Co-Chair of the Securities Regulation Committee of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association from May 2009 to July 2011. Mr. Taylor is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel, and is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Gambol
Jennifer Gambol
Vice President and Treasurer
Jennifer Gambol

Jennifer Gambol is vice president and treasurer for American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. In this role, Ms. Gambol has responsibility for leading the company’s long-term and short-term financing activities, corporate planning and investment analysis. She also oversees the investments of employee benefit plan trust assets and leads Enterprise Risk Management efforts. As part of her treasurer responsibilities, Ms. Gambol is responsible for leading the financial evaluation and analysis of new business opportunities.

Ms. Gambol has a broad background in a variety of finance disciplines including financial planning & analysis, accounting, investor relations, tax, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting.

She joined American Water in 2015 as vice president and finance director for American Water Enterprises, the market-based products and services division of American Water. In this role, she was responsible for business strategy, long-term planning, forecasting, management reporting and driving financial performance.

Prior to American Water, Ms. Gambol was vice president of Finance and Investor Relations for J.G. Wentworth Co., where she helped develop the company’s strategic plan, implemented product line profitability metrics, reduced expenses and defined financial goals. Previously, she held several finance and accounting roles of increasing responsibility at E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. after beginning her career as an auditor with Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC.

Ms. Gambol has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and is a certified public accountant (inactive) in Pennsylvania.

Melissa K. Wikle
Melissa K. Wikle
Vice President and Controller
Melissa K. Wikle Melissa K. Wikle is vice president and controller at American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. In this role, Ms. Wikle leads the company’s corporate accounting, external financial reporting, Securities and Exchange Commission compliance, tax, payroll and accounts payable functions.

Ms. Wikle has deep experience in both market-based and utility industries. She has almost 30 years of finance and accounting experience, most recently as corporate controller and chief accounting officer at Columbus McKinnon Corp., a public company and a global manufacturer. Previously, she was the vice president of SEC reporting at MetLife, one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the U.S.

Ms. Wikle has a wealth of utility experience as well. She worked for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for more than 10 years, holding a variety of financial and accounting positions including director of regulatory relations. She also served as director of corporate accounting at Pacific Gas & Electric, where she led the department responsible for external reporting, technical accounting research and operational accounting. Prior to that, she was with Northwest Natural Gas in Portland, Ore.

Early in her career, Ms. Wikle was an auditor with Deloitte. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama. She is a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor.

American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
Melanie Kennedy
Melanie Kennedy
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Melanie Kennedy Melanie Kennedy is senior vice president of Human Resources (HR) for American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. In this role, Kennedy is responsible for all human resources functions, including compensation and benefits; employee and labor relations; recruitment and retention; organizational effectiveness; training and development; HR information systems; performance management; and succession planning.

Kennedy has more than 10 years of broad HR experience and has been with American Water since 2007. She first joined the company as an employment and labor counsel and then went on to lead HR for New Jersey and New York. Most recently, she served as the vice president of Human Resources for employee and labor relations across the country. Prior to joining American Water, Kennedy spent nine years as an Attorney.

Kennedy holds a JD from Rutgers University School of Law, N.J., and a bachelor’s degree from University of Rhode Island.

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 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
Bradley Okoniewski
Bradley Okoniewski
Vice President of Safety and Environmental Leadership
Bradley Okoniewski Brad Okoniewski is vice president of Safety and Environmental Leadership for American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. In this role, Okoniewski is responsible for the leading the efforts of the company’s safety and environmental leadership, which are two critical areas of American Water’s performance.

Prior to joining American Water, Okoniewski served as global environmental, occupational health and safety (EOH&S) director for Campbell Soup, based in Camden, N.J., where he had corporate leadership responsibility for development and implementation of the EOH&S strategy and activities for Campbell’s worldwide operations.

He held similar leadership roles at Carpenter Technology in Reading, Pa.; and at Cabot Corporation in Limerick, Pa., where he was responsible for driving environmental, health and safety performance improvement across all businesses and functions. He began his career with Occidental Chemical Corporation in process engineering and later environmental engineering roles of increasing responsibility.

Okoniewski has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Houston.