Sandra Ralston, an associate vice president with ARCADIS, assumed WEF leadership during Oct. 8 ceremony
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the members of its 2013-2014 board of trustees. The members were confirmed by WEF’s House of Delegates during WEFTEC 2013—WEF’s 86th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference—in Chicago.
During a ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 8, the WEF “gavel of leadership” was passed from President Cordell Samuels (Pickering, Ontario, Canada) to incoming President Sandra Ralston, an associate vice president with ARCADIS in Charleston, S.C. During her term, President Ralston will continue to help fulfill WEF’s three critical objectives—to drive innovation in water, enrich the expertise of water professionals and raise public awareness of the value of water—in part by calling on WEF members to be unified in purpose.
“[Working toward these objectives] will not be the work of just board members,” said Ralston in her acceptance speech. “We can only be successful if WEF members work on these objectives in pursuit of our common mission.”
In addition to President Ralston, the 2013-2014 Board of Trustees includes: Immediate Past President Samuels, President-Elect Ed McCormick (Oakland, Calif.), Vice-President Paul Bowen (Atlanta), Treasurer Rick Warner (Reno, Nev.) and Secretary and Interim Executive Director Eileen O’Neill (Alexandria, Va.); and Trustees Charles Bott (Hampton Roads, Va.), Fran Burlingham (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Ralph Exton (Trevose, Pa.), Jenny Hartfelder (Denver), Tom Kunetz (Chicago), Garry Macdonald (Auckland, New Zealand), George Martin (Greenwood, S.C.) and Erin Mosley (Boston).