Water Environment Federation Announces Graduates of 2020 Water Leadership Institute

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Water Environment Federation Announces Graduates of 2020 Water Leadership Institute

The Water Environment Federation proudly (WEF) announces 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.

“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. Each group will host a webcast to explain the outreach options they created for differing target groups ranging from elementary, middle, and high school ages through college and the public. See the series at www.wef.org/OutreachSeries

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

About WEF

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.

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