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Board of Directors


Gilbert Trejo, President
Chief Technical Officer
El Paso Water (Texas)

Craig Lichty, Vice President
Client Director
Black & Veatch

Diane Taniguchi-Dennis, Treasurer
Chief Executive Officer
Clean Water Services (Oregon)

Karen Pallansch, Secretary
Chief Executive Officer
Alexandria Renew Enterprises (Virginia)

Paul Jones, Past President
General Manager
Eastern Municipal Water District (California)


Kati Bell

Katherine (Kati) Bell
Managing Director of Water Strategy
Brown and Caldwell

Brian Biesemeyer

Brian Biesemeyer
Executive Director
Scottsdale Water (Arizona)

Paul Cook

Paul Cook
General Manager
Irvine Ranch Water District (California)

Jon Freedman
Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs
SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

Marilyn Hall
Senior Water Resources Planner
Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities (Georgia)

Paula Kehoe

Paula Kehoe
Director of Water Resources
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (California)

B. Narayanan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Carollo Engineers

Paul Steinbrecher
Vice President and Chief Environmental Services Officer
JEA (Florida)

Deven Upadhyay
Assistant General Manager/Chief Operating Officer
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Joseph Vesey
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Xylem, Inc.

Bart Weiss

Bart Weiss
Chief Officer, Innovation and Resiliency
Hillsborough County Water Department (Florida)

Section Representatives


Rob McCandless

Robert McCandless
Membrane Technology Specialist
Brown and Caldwell


Elizabeth Dawson
Engineering Manager
El Dorado Irrigation District


Donene Dillow

Donene Dillow
Environmental Specialist
Colorado Springs Utilities


Lynn Spivey

Lynn Spivey
Director of Utilities
City of Plant City


Prithviraj (Raj) Chavan
Regional Wastewater Practice Leader

Pacific Northwest

Jaque kluque

Jacque Klug
Recycled Water Project Manager
King County (Washington)


Mark Vega
General Manager
McAllen Public Utility

Board Meetings

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