American Water Works Assn. Announces New Officers

Feb. 1, 2012

Jim Chaffee to be AWWA’s next president

The Board of Directors of the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced the election of Jim Chaffee, a Wisconsin-based engineer with the global firm Jacobs, as the association’s next president-elect. Chaffee will assume his new position at AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE12) in Dallas, Texas, in June 2012, and will begin his year-long term as president in 2013.

A registered professional engineer in six states, Chaffee earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin system. He has developed his expertise in water quality, treatment and regulation over a career that has spanned more than 35 years. Chaffee currently provides technical and business strategy support for Jacobs’ North American infrastructure group.

In addition to Chaffee, the board also elected four vice presidents: Reid Campbell, director of water services for Halifax Water in Nova Scotia; Mark Cline, project engineer in charge of capital projects for the Charleston Water System in South Carolina; Dave Koch, project director for Black & Veatch in the Great Lakes region; and Rosemary Burbulis Smud, senior sales engineer with American Ductile Iron Pipe in Sacramento, Calif.

The board also affirmed the appointment by the executive committee of Dave Rager to serve a four-year term as treasurer. A retired chief executive officer of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, Rager is taking over the helm of SD1, a wastewater and storm water utility serving northern Kentucky.

Source: American Water Works Assn.

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