Board of Directors

NAWC’s Board of Directors is comprised of the 20 top water industry executives from NAWC member companies. The board identifies focus areas for the association and sets its strategic direction. The NAWC is led by a Chairman chosen each year by his/her peers on our Board of Directors. The Chairman works closely with NAWC’s President and Chief Executive Officer to implement the strategic plan.
Contract Operations


Mr. Rob MacLean
President & CEO
SouthWest Water Company

Vice Chair

Ms. Nicholle Taylor
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Artesian Water Company

Board of Directors

Ms. Maureen Duffy
Senior VP Communications and External Affairs
American Water

Mr. Christopher Franklin*
CEO and President

Mr. Andrew Gere (Immediate Past Chair)*
President and Chief Operating Officer
San Jose Water Company

Mr. Sherlock (Shockey) Gillet
Peoples Water Service Company

Mr. Joe Gysel
EPCOR Water (USA), Inc.

Mr. JT Hand
President and CEO
The York Water Company

Ms. Catherine Heigel
Corix Regulated Utilities

Mr. Patrick J. Kerr
President and CEO
Baton Rouge Water Company

Mr. Jay L. Kooper, Esq. 
VP, General Counsel & Secretary
Middlesex Water Company

Mr. Martin A. Kropelnicki*
President and CEO
California Water Service Group

Ms. Nadine Leslie*
Chief Executive Officer
Suez North America

Mr. Walter Lynch*
President & CEO
American Water

Mr. Steve Meininger
VP, Global Operations Mgmt & Facilities Svcs.

Mr. Donald Morrissey
Aquarion Water Company

Mr. Robert Nicholson
San Gabriel Valley Water Company

Mr. Keith Oldewurtel
Executive Vice President and COO, Municipal & Commercial
Veolia North America

Mr. Robert J. Sprowls
President and CEO
American States Water Company