Young Pros

Each year, Water & Wastes Digest accepts nominations of Young Professionals under the age of 40 to recognize rising talent in the industry and encourage leadership from the next generation of workforce. All Young Professionals are featured in the May issue of WWD, which is distributed at AWWA ACE.

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Jun 3 2021
Lauren Guy thought his technology for finding water leaks using satellites would get the warmest reception and getting utility buy-in would be easy.…
Jun 1 2021
Michael Warady started his career in the energy sector but after recognizing water’s importance moved into the water industry where he started a new…
May 27 2021
Antoine Walter’s career in water was nearly pre-ordained as both of his parents attended an engineering school that he too would later attend for the…
May 25 2021
Angela Romero’s interest in the water industry began in college and was further sparked by an internship in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.…
May 20 2021
Mae Stevens’ career began with interest in environmental policy, which was further stoked by her position working for U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-…
May 18 2021
Patrick McKeown started his career at CDM Smith where he credits his former colleague Kate Biedron with guiding him through his early career steps…
May 13 2021
Amelia Mioranza is a program and marketing coordinator for Isle Utilities. Her interest in water was piqued in high school when she had a dream of…
May 11 2021
Judy Ledlee is a process engineer for Black & Veatch where she is most excited about the growth and acceptance of data analytics in the water…
May 6 2021
April Nabors transitioned from a pharmacy career to water when she recognized the connection of the professions. Since then she’s risen in the ranks…
May 4 2021
Liz Lackey gained her interest in the water industry when she conducted stream sampling in high school. Since then, she’s completed her university…
Apr 28 2021
Water & Wastes Digest annually highlights 10 inspirational people under the age for 40 who are leaders, drivers, influencers and advocates for…
Feb 18 2021
In the 2020 WWD State of the Industry Survey, more than half of the respondents were age 60 or older. Industry studies and leaders have for years…
Jul 30 2020
Shelly Porter has found success as engineering manager for West Virginia American Water through industry involvement and the local connection to her…
Jul 28 2020
120Water CEO Megan Glover’s entry into the industry was spurred by the passion to ensure the communities around her didn’t suffer the same lead in…
Jul 23 2020
Brittany Burch is the senior program manager for Isle Utilities and is active in the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association. Burch takes a lot of…
Jul 21 2020
Navid Mehram is the chief operating officer of wastewater operating services for the Great Lakes Water Authority. Two key figures in Mehram’s life…
Jul 16 2020
Jay Vanden Brink is the chief operating officer for Aquaclara International, and takes a global and international view on water. Through his travels…
Jul 14 2020
Plymouth Technology Inc. Technical Coordinator Chandler Mancuso is the youngest of the 2020 WWD Young Pros at 23 years old and he is among the most…
Jul 9 2020
Adam Carpenter is the manager of energy and environmental policy for the American Water works Association. He earned his doctorate while working full…
Jul 7 2020
Rinker Materials Product Resources Engineer Sarah Matin’s involvement in local and national organizations in the industry beyond her normal work…
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