Nov 09, 2020

Water Environment Federation Announces Graduates of 2020 Water Leadership Institute

WEF announced the 52 graduates of its Water Leadership Institute Class of 2020.  

The Water Environment Federation proudly (WEF) announced the 52 graduates of its Water Leadership Institute Class of 2020.  

The Water Leadership Institute program is aimed at educating and training emerging leaders and providing them with opportunities to build strong, lasting relationships within the water sector. The intensive program allows participants to engage in management training and leadership development through a blended learning approach that includes examining complex challenges facing the water and wastewater industries and networking with public and private sector practitioners. There are 291 alumni of the program, which is in its ninth year.

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“The Water Leadership Institute Class of 2020 represents the range of talent that the future of the sector depends on,” said WEF President Jackie Jarrell. “We look forward to seeing the impact this impressive group will have within the profession.” 

As part of their final project, the graduates created a community outreach webcast series with activity guides that can be used to promote the water sector, according to the press release. Each group will host a webcast to explain the outreach options they created for different target groups ranging from elementary, middle, and high school ages through college and the public. The series can be seen here.

The application period for the 2021 Water Leadership Institute opens in November. For more information about the Water Leadership Institute, click here.

The 2020 graduates are:

Alec Mackenzie

EPCOR

Alberta

Alma Beciragic

UNC Chapel Hill

North Carolina

Ana J. Pena-Tijerina

City of Fort Worth Water Department

Texas

Ashley B. Warren

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Illinois

Bashar Al-Daomi

Portland State University

Oregon

Bradford Lovett

Water Environment Federation

District of Columbia

Brian Hill

Water Environment Federation

Maryland

Brian L. Tierney

Evoqua Water Technologies

Wisconsin

Christina M. Davenport

City of Bend

Oregon

David Michael Rhoten

S&ME, Inc.

Tennessee

Elaine Samuel

GM BluePlan Engineering

Ontario

Elizabeth James Guilford

Walsh Construction Company

California

Erik Asay Simmons

HDR

Washington

Felicia K. Glapion

AlexRenew

Virginia

Garrett Bergey

SDE, Inc.

Vermont

Indra Maharjan

Ontario Clean Water Agency

Ontario

Jaren Murphy

McCarthy Building Companies

Arizona

Jennifer Loconsole

Black & Veatch

Illinois

Jenny Reitz

Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Virginia

Jesse Burch

Beaver Water District

Arkansas

Jonathan Leitch

Victaulic

California

Joseph Massimo

SUEZ

Pennsylvania

K. Jennifer Cobb, P.E.

Henrico County - Department of Public Works

Virginia

Karoline Terrazas

Union Sanitary District

California

Kerry Reed

CITY OF FRAMINGHAM

Massachusetts

Kristin Johansen

City of Santa Fe

New Mexico

Kurt Kinney

Arcadis

Ohio

Lorenzo D. Freeman

City of Atlanta - Department of Watershed Management

Georgia

Louis Storino

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Illinois

Marc Serna

South Coast Water District

California

Michael Brothers

City of Alabaster Environmental Services

Alabama

Nicole Stephens

Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

North Carolina

Olga Djoumessi

N/A

Illinois

Palencia Mobley, P.E.

City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

Michigan

Paula Monaco

Plummer Associates, inc.

Texas

Peter Buehlmann

Brown and Caldwell

Virginia

Rebecca Erickson

South Platte Water Renewal Partners

Colorado

Roanna Purcaru

GHD

Arizona

Robert Frost

Hazen and Sawyer

New Jersey

Ryan Radspinner, P.E.

HRSD

Virginia

Saa Shemsu

Montgomery County Environmental Services

Ohio

Sabrina Ann Parker

City of Olathe

Kansas

Samantha Rucinski

SUEZ

Pennsylvania

Sarah M. Hunt

Arcadis

Ohio

Shelby Beauchemin

City of Largo

Florida

Shelley W. Porter

West Virginia American Water

West Virginia

Sophie Frances Manley

City of Chicago Department of Water Management

Illinois

Stacy Thompson

City of Saco WRRD

Maine

Stephanie Spalding

HDR

Virginia

Tayo Olatunji

DC Water

Maryland

Wes Merkle

TriCo Regional Sewer Utility

Indiana

William Searles Jr.

Kiewit Infrastructure West Company

California

 

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