Former utility director begins as WEF's new executive director
Jeff Eger, former executive director of Sanitation District 1 (SD1) in Fort Wright, Ky., assumed leadership today of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). WEF’s board of trustees first announced Eger’s hiring as the organization’s new Executive Director in December.
“It is an extreme honor to join such a dedicated team of water professionals. The volunteer leadership and staff have been quite helpful during this transition,” Eger said. “I couldn’t be more optimistic about WEF’s future, and look forward to being a part of these efforts.”
During his 16-year tenure with SD1–the second largest public sewer utility in Kentucky, with $1 billion in assets–Eger developed and implemented a regional storm water management program to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations, and began taking responsibility of public storm water collection systems in 2009. He also supervised the regionalization of 30 municipal sanitary sewer systems in response to pending federal environmental regulations and legislative changes.
In addition, Eger has vast experience in working with organizations active on the regional and national levels. He is a member and past chairman of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries) and also chairs the Wet Weather Partnership, a national organization dedicated to seeking environmentally responsible solutions to urban wet weather issues. Eger earned a communications degree from Northern Kentucky University.
Eger is expected to immediately dive into WEF business by traveling this week to the organization’s mid-year meeting in Los Angeles.
“We are very excited to now have Jeff on board and look forward to working with him to further WEF’s mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment,” said WEF President Jeanette Brown.