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MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ Host Joe Scarborough to Headline NAWC Water Summit

For immediate release:

(PHILADELPHIA) – The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) will host MSNBC media personality Joe Scarborough as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Water Summit in Atlanta.

“Joe is known for calling balls and strikes offering a blunt analysis of the world of politics, economics and more,” said NAWC President and CEO Robert F. Powelson. “His far-reaching insights and candid views on the important issues facing America as well as the water industry will provide Summit attendees with a valuable perspective politics and what it means for employers as we quickly move toward a Presidential election year.”

Former Congressman Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) is co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” alongside Mika Brzezinski. “Morning Joe” starts each weekday conducting interviews with top newsmakers and discussing the day’s headlines. The New York Times ranked Morning Joe as one of today’s top morning news shows and has praised Joe and Mika’s natural repartee and off-the-cuff commentary. The New Yorker also described the show as “appallingly entertaining.” In 2016, Joe, joined by co-host Mika, was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

In 2022, Morning Joe celebrated 15 years on air with the debut of the show’s expansion to four hours of programming every weekday. While it may be newer for West Coast audiences, the four-hour program now sets Morning Joe’s co-anchor team of Joe, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist as the longest running anchor team in cable television news programming.

Joe was named to the prestigious “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people, and Vanity Fair named both Joe and Mika to their 2012 list of “Top Media Power Players.”

In addition to his television career, Joe is a two-time New York Times best-selling author. His first work, “Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day”, predicted the collapse of the Republican majority and U.S. economy due to his party’s reckless spending. His second work, “The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise”, draws on the forgotten genius of conservatism to offer a road map for the movement and the country. Joe also frequently contributes political opinion pieces to The Washington Post.

Joe’s most recent publication, “Saving Freedom: Truman, The Cold War, and the Fight for Western Civilization”, recounts the historic forces that moved Truman toward his country’s long twilight struggle against Soviet communism. Truman’s triumph over the personal and political struggles that confronted him following his ascension to the presidency is an inspiring tale of American leadership, fierce determination, bipartisan unity, and courage in the face of rising Soviet threat.

NAWC’s annual Water Summit will be held September 11-13 in Atlanta, GA. It is the can’t miss opportunity to meet with, hear from and network with key water industry leadership in the United States. With a theme of “Protecting Tomorrow Today,” the Summit agenda is filled with valuable content and robust conversations focused on the future of the U.S. water grid. Online registration closes soon – reserve your spot today!

About NAWC

National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) member companies safeguard public health and promote environmental stewardship as they serve the water and wastewater needs of nearly 73 million Americans every day. NAWC members have an exceptional record of compliance with federal and state health and environmental regulations. Ensuring this high standard of quality requires extraordinary amounts of capital investment. The 10 largest NAWC member companies collectively invest nearly $3.7 billion annually to ensure their water infrastructure is well maintained and that safe and clean drinking water is available whenever needed. Learn more about NAWC and the companies we proudly represent at or follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.