Greg Baird

Greg Baird

Director of Enterprise Strategies • Cityworks Azteca Systems LLC

Greg Baird

Greg Baird

Director of Enterprise Strategies • Cityworks Azteca Systems LLC

Greg Baird is director of enterprise strategies for Cityworks Azteca Systems LLC. He is also president of the Water Finance Research Foundation. Baird specializes in long-term utility planning, infrastructure asset management and capital funding strategies for municipal utilities in the United States. He has served as a municipal finance officer in California with rate design and implementation experience and as the CFO of Colorado’s third largest utility. He is widely published and presents on utility infrastructure asset management and integrated water finance issues.

Brandon Buckner

Brandon Buckner

Meter Services Division Manager • City of Asheville Water Resources

Brandon Buckner

Brandon Buckner

Meter Services Division Manager • City of Asheville Water Resources

Brandon Buckner is the Meter Services Division Manager for the City of Asheville Water Resources.  Prior to this Brandon served as the Operator Responsible in Charge for Backflow/Cross-Connection Division with the City.  Brandon’s leadership has been essential to Asheville’s NRW success, as he has served as Co-Chair to the NRW Program since its inception in 2012.

Kim Colson

Kim Colson, PE

Division Director, NC Division of Water Infrastructure and Chair of the State Water Infrastructure Authority

Kim Colson

Kim Colson, PE

Division Director, NC Division of Water Infrastructure and Chair of the State Water Infrastructure Authority

Kim is a Licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina. He has been in the water resources industry for more than 28 years, working both with a privately-owned public utility and North Carolina’s environmental agency, eventually becoming director of the newly created Division of Water Infrastructure.  As director of the Division of Water Infrastructure, he also serves as chair of the State Water Infrastructure Authority.  He is the recipient of the national 2016 Water Finance and Management award.

Francine Durso

Francine Durso, PE

Senior Project Manager, NC Division of Water Infrastructure

Francine Durso

Francine Durso, PE

Senior Project Manager, NC Division of Water Infrastructure

Francine is a Professional Engineer and has over 30 years of civil engineering experience in the field of water resources management and in the planning and design of water and wastewater infrastructure. Her experience includes over 20 years in private practice working for the consulting firms CH2M and Arcadis. She is currently a Senior Project Manager with the NCDEQ Division of Water Infrastructure and is the primary staff liaison to the State Water Infrastructure Authority which was created 4 years ago.

Craig Edlund

Craig Edlund

Asset Management Director, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services

Craig Edlund

Craig Edlund

Asset Management Director, Metropolitan Council Environmental Services

Craig Edlund is the director of asset management for the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. MCES owns and operates approximately $7 billion in infrastructure assets that protect air and water quality in the Twin Cities region. Prior to this role, Edlund was the MCES electrical manager with responsibility for all electrical systems in eight regional wastewater treatment plants along with the collection and conveyance system. He has more than 25 years of experience in the electrical field working on design, installation and maintenance of electrical systems ranging from controls, PLCs, SCADA systems to medium voltage (15kV) distribution systems.

Tim Filasky

Tim Filasky, P.E.

Acting Public Works Director, City of Newark, Delaware

Tim Filasky

Tim Filasky, P.E.

Acting Public Works Director, City of Newark, Delaware

In 2013, after 10 years as a designer and project manager on residential and commercial development for a small civil engineering firm in Delaware, Tim Filasky took a position as field operations superintendent with the City of Newark. The position resulted from the merger of separate Public Works and Water and Wastewater Departments. In 2014, Filasky was promoted to deputy director of public works and water resources, working alongside the director on overall department direction, asset management, capital project management and budgeting. He now serves as the acting public works director for Newark.

Cory Godfrey

Corey Godfrey

Environmental Analyst, Littleton, Mass. Water Department

Cory Godfrey

Corey Godfrey

Environmental Analyst, Littleton, Mass. Water Department

Corey Godfrey is an environmental analyst for the Littleton Water Department in Littleton, Mass. He is responsible for overseeing the sustainable use of Littleton’s water resources and associated natural and built infrastructure. Godfrey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Masters Degree in Resource Management and Conservation, as well as 12 years of experience in water resource management, primarily as a consultant to EPA and state environmental agencies across the country.

Scott Haskins

Scott Haskins

Director of Strategic Consulting, CH2M

Scott Haskins

Scott Haskins

Director of Strategic Consulting, CH2M

Scott Haskins is Senior Vice President and Global Director of Strategic Consulting for CH2M. Scott provides consulting services in the areas of asset management and reliability, management consulting, financial services, P3 and technology and innovation. Mr. Haskins has more than 30 years of utility management experience. He served as deputy director for Seattle Water Department and Seattle Public Utilities where he directed operations and maintenance, planning, asset management, emergency management, project development, alternative contracting, finance, human resources, asset management. He has coordinated North American efforts for WSAA’s 2008, 2012, and 2016 Asset Management Benchmarking Project. Scott helped initiate with EPA and our industry associations the initial findings and recommendations for the water sector’s Effective Utility Management (EUM) program, served on its Environmental Finance Advisory Board, and helped established several water sector initiatives.

Greg Hottinger

Greg Hottinger

Asset Management Program Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Greg Hottinger

Greg Hottinger

Asset Management Program Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Greg Hottinger is the asset management program director for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), a position he has held for nearly six years. MMSD is a regional government agency that provides water reclamation and flood management services for roughly 1.1 million people in 28 communities in the Greater Milwaukee Area. The utility serves 411 square miles covering all, or segments of, six watersheds.

Charlie Jewell

Charlie Jewell

Director of Planning and Sustainability, Boston Water & Sewer Commission

Charlie Jewell

Charlie Jewell

Director of Planning and Sustainability, Boston Water & Sewer Commission

Mr. Jewell currently holds the position of Director of Planning and Sustainability at the Boston Water and Sewer Commission.  He has over 27 years of experience directing and supporting public projects.  Charlie earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas State University in Urban and Regional Planning, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from UMass Boston.

Gigi Karmous-Edwards

Digital Business Consultant • Amane Advisors

Gigi Karmous-Edwards

Digital Business Consultant • Amane Advisors

Gigi Karmous-Edwards is a digital business consultant with Amane Advisors with a focus on smart water grid technologies for both water utilities and technology companies. Most recently, she was the vice president of the Fathom Store at Fathom Water Management Inc. As part of the company’s growth team, she defined, built and launched a new FATHOM business unit surrounding the novel concept of creating the first ever data-rich, ecommerce technology store for the water sector.

Justin Kaufmann

Justin Kauffman

Director of Asset Management & Field Services, Aqua America

Justin Kaufmann

Justin Kauffman

Director of Asset Management & Field Services, Aqua America

Justin Kauffman is the director of asset management and field services for Aqua America. He is responsible for developing, leading and fully implementing asset management and the field service program for the state operations of the company. Kauffman began his career operating water and wastewater plants. During his 15-plus year career he has worked as a consultant helping utilities implement business process improvements, work order management systems, and asset management programs. He is a member of the AWWA asset management committee and a frequent evangelist for common sense approach to asset management.

Craig Knox

Craig Knox

Industry Solutions Executive, Enterprise Asset Management

Craig Knox

Craig Knox

Industry Solutions Executive, Enterprise Asset Management

Craig Knox is an Industry Solutions Executive at ABB’s Solution Engineering group, helping companies move towards financial optimization utilizing combined operational technology and information technology solutions. Craig’s background includes engineering, software and consulting. He has been focused on work and enterprise asset management programs for the utilities industry since 2000.

Fred Laskey

Fred Laskey

Executive Director, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)

Fred Laskey

Fred Laskey

Executive Director, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)

Fred Laskey is the executive director of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). Having first joined MWRA in June 2001, he previously served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue from 1991 to 2001, managing the Commonwealth’s tax administration, child support enforcement and local services. He served as Secretary of Administration and Finance from 1998 to 1999. As secretary, he was the governor's chief financial advisor, with oversight of the state’s $20 billion annual budget and managed the Cabinet Secretariat that oversees the entire state workforce.

Chris Leauber

Executive Director • Water & Wastewater Authority of Wilson County, Tenn.

Chris Leauber

Executive Director • Water & Wastewater Authority of Wilson County, Tenn.

Chris Leauber is the chair of the AWWA Water Loss Control Committee and executive director of the Water & Wastewater Authority of Wilson County, Tenn. Leauber has 35 years of experience in water loss control. He obtained his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University, managed water loss projects performed on hundreds of utilities prior to joining the Authority and is a certified Grade II Water Distribution Operator. He joined the Authority in 2006 and now manages its overall operations and maintains a focus on water loss control.

Jacob Peck

Jacob Peck

Asset Management Practice Lead Wade Trim; Joe Purtell, Director, Software, CUES

Jacob Peck

Jacob Peck

Asset Management Practice Lead Wade Trim; Joe Purtell, Director, Software, CUES

Jacob has more than 9 years of experience developing and implementing asset management solutions. He has extensive knowledge in off-the-shelf asset management systems as well as the capability to develop custom solutions. Utilizing his skills in database management and systems integration, Jacob has created integrated solutions supporting the entire asset management process from collecting asset information to developing condition assessment, critically assessment, and capital planning processes.

Jim Pescatore

James J. Pescatore, P.E., BCEE

Vice President, CDM Smith

Jim Pescatore

James J. Pescatore, P.E., BCEE

Vice President, CDM Smith

Mr. Pescatore is a Senior Project Manager for drinking water projects, specializing in distribution systems including pipeline, pumping, storage tanks, asset management and water quality. He has been with CDM Smith for 42 years. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a Professional Engineer’s license in Massachusetts.   He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and an AWWA and NEWWA member for over 27 years.

Joe Purtell

Joe Purtell

Director, Software, CUES

Joe Purtell

Joe Purtell

Director, Software, CUES

Joe Purtell is the managing director of the CUES Software Division. A key architect behind the GraniteXP and GraniteNet condition assessment software platforms used by many utilities and contractors, Purtell has spent 15 years with CUES innovating better tools to help people collect, share and analyze data to make more informed decisions for municipal infrastructure capital planning and asset management. He has been widely published and CUES is an infrastructure Grant Recipient from National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). Prior to joining CUES, he worked at the General Electric Company.

Annie Vanrenterghem Raven

Annie Vanrenterghem Raven

Managing Director • infraPLAN

Annie Vanrenterghem Raven

Annie Vanrenterghem Raven

Managing Director • infraPLAN

For the last 22 years, Annie has been helping utilities create Rehabilitation & Replacement plans for water & wastewater buried linear assets, first as a researcher at New York University, NY, NY; then through infraPLAN, a firm she created in 2008. At NYU she was the principal investigator for research projects funded by the NSF and the USEPA. Those allowed her to play a pioneering role in the industry and introduce advanced analytical approaches. She is a frequent speaker and participant at national conferences, workshops, and forums, and the author of numerous technical papers. She is a member of the Advisory sub-committee of AWWA's Asset Management Committee (AMC), and chairs AMS’s newly created Asset Management, Analytics and Innovations Sub-Committee. Annie holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics, a graduate degree in structural engineering from ESTP, Paris, France, an MPH with a concentration in environmental sciences from Columbia University, NY,

John Rogers

John H. Rogers, P.E,

Director of Project Development and Right of Way Acquisition, Town of Framingham, Massachusetts

John Rogers

John H. Rogers, P.E,

Director of Project Development and Right of Way Acquisition, Town of Framingham, Massachusetts

As an infrastructure asset manager and civil engineer with over 3 decades of professional practice, my commitment has always been to provide effective and efficient planning and design for the built and natural environment. Beginning as a structural engineer in Massachusetts, and then a stormwater engineer and project manager with a majority of professional practice in the Pacific Northwest, I began asset management development and implementation in central Ohio, and continue that back home in Massachusetts. I currently chair the New England Water Environment Association’s Asset Management Committee, and my Boston area home town’s Conservation Commission.

Daniel Roop

Daniel Roop

Project Manager, Tighe & Bond

Daniel Roop

Daniel Roop

Project Manager, Tighe & Bond

Daniel Roop Project Engineer Tighe & Bond Daniel works for Tighe & Bond as a Project Engineer out of their Westwood Office. He has been with the firm for 5 years working on a number of water and wastewater projects from design through commissioning. Dan has also completed CIPs for multiple Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, and over 30 pumping stations. He received his Master’s in Environmental Engineering from WPI in 2012, and Bachelor of Science in Geology from Bates College in 2010. Dan passed the PE exam in 2016, has his Massachusetts Grade 4M wastewater operator’s license, and sits on the NEWEA Asset Management Committee.

Paul Schumi

Paul Schumi

National Sales Manager, Hydromax USA

Paul Schumi

Paul Schumi

National Sales Manager, Hydromax USA

Paul Schumi is the National Sales Manager for Hydromax USA and specializes in condition assessment and asset management programs for aging water, wastewater and gas infrastructure.  For the last 12 years he has developed conveyance assessment and renewal programs for agencies across the U.S.A. focusing on advancing new technologies in satellite leak detection and pipeline condition assessment.  Mr. Schumi is a member of AWWA and WEF, and serves on numerous committees, including the National AWWA Asset Management Committee.

Jeff Stillman

Jeffrey Stillman

National Sales Manager, Black & Veatch

Jeff Stillman

Jeffrey Stillman

National Sales Manager, Black & Veatch

Jeff Stillman is the national practice leader for asset management in Black & Veatch’s Water Division. Over the past 20 years, he has executed a wide variety of asset management and infrastructure planning projects and programs, including asset management program development (ISO 55001 and other frameworks); risk-based facility prioritization; life cycle analysis; computerized maintenance management systems; and capacity, management, operations, and maintenance programs. Stillman has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science from North Carolina State University.

Ryen Tarbet

Ryen Tarbet, MA

Asset Management Program Director, Woolpert

Ryen Tarbet

Ryen Tarbet, MA

Asset Management Program Director, Woolpert

Ryen Tarbet, Asset Management Program Director at Woolpert., has extensive experience with GIS-centric infrastructure management. Tarbet was the GIS coordinator of a USDA science team on the Sierra Nevada Framework Project, regional director for Space Imaging LLC (a Lockheed Martin company), and a consultant on the Olympia, Washington asset data management program. Tarbet has also served on the senior management team of a local government in California, where he directed the implementation of a GIS-centric asset management program, culminating in a new capital reserve policy and finance plan, new rate structures for three separate enterprise funds, and asset-centric operating budgets. Mr. Tarbet is a member of the Institute for Asset Management and participates on TC251 in the development the ISO 55000 standard.

Reese Tisdale

Reese Tisdale

President, Bluefield Research

Reese Tisdale

Reese Tisdale

President, Bluefield Research

Tisdale has an extensive background in industry research, strategic advisory and environmental consulting. Prior to co-founding Bluefield, Tisdale worked for IHS and Thermo Fisher Scientific. He was a Peace Corp member in El Salvador, holds a BS in Natural Resources from The University of the South, and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Russell G. Titus

Russ Titus

Operations Superintendent • NJ American Water

Russell G. Titus

Russ Titus

Operations Superintendent • NJ American Water

Mr. Titus has over 30 years of experience in engineering and water system operations. He is currently responsible to oversee all water loss management activities for the New Jersey American Water system which consists more than 8,000 miles of buried linear assets and 630,000 connections. He leverages big data working in concert with automation and control experts; evaluates products and innovative offerings in water loss management such as correlators and loggers and has consults regarding pipeline condition assessment and pressure management. He has participated in various Water Research Foundation projects and most recently, a BIRD research grant on “Variable Modulation of PRVs and Reduction of Main Breaks and NRW.” A longtime member of AWWA’s Water Loss Control Committee, Russ is a prolific national presenter and author. Russ holds a master’s degrees from Montclair State University and is a frequent guest lecturer at Rutgers University’s School of Continuing Professional Education and

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