Oct 22, 2010

WEF Announces New Board of Trustees at WEFTEC

Jeannette Brown begins tenure as president

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the members of its 2010-2011 board of trustees. The members were confirmed by WEF’s House of Delegates during WEFTEC 2010 earlier this month in New Orleans.

During a ceremony on Oct. 5, the WEF “gavel of leadership” was passed from President Paul Freedman (Ann Arbor, Mich.) to incoming President Jeanette Brown, Executive Director of the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority (Stamford, Conn.) and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y.

“I’m assuming the WEF presidency at a very pivotal time in history for the federation and for all of us as water professionals,” said Brown. “As members of the Water Environment Federation, we are the experts, the ones with the best knowledge to guide policymakers on the right decisions to protect our water. During my tenure as president, I plan to continue to place WEF and our members in a leadership role in solving the water challenges of this century.”

In addition to Brown, the 2010-2011 board of trustees includes: Immediate Past President Freedman, President-Elect Matt Bond (Kansas City, Mo.), Vice President Cordell Samuels (Pickering, Ontario, Canada), Treasurer Chris Browning (Fulton County, Ga.), Secretary and Executive Director Bill Bertera (Alexandria, Va.), and Trustees Paul Bowen (Atlanta), Kartik Chandran (New York City), Scott Cummings (Atlanta), John Hart (Saco, Maine), Deborah Houdeshell (Akron, Ohio), Betty Jordan (Dallas), Terry Krause (Chicago), Ed McCormick (Oakland, Calif.), Sandra Ralston (Charleston, S.C.), Paul Schuler (Portland, Ore.), Scott Trotter (Saint Charles, Ill.) and Rick Warner (Reno, Nev.).

For complete biographies and photos visit the About WEF section at www.wef.org.