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.