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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 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.

Darrell Moser

Brandon Buckner

Meter Services Division Manager • City of Asheville Water Resources

Darrell Moser

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, Buckner served as the Operator Responsible in Charge for Backflow/Cross-Connection Division with the city. His leadership has been essential to Asheville’s non-revenue water success, as he has served as co-chair to the NRW program since its inception in 2012.

Kevin Campanella

Kevin Campanella

Utility Planning Leader • Burgess & Niple

Kevin Campanella

Kevin Campanella

Utility Planning Leader • Burgess & Niple

Kevin Campanella, P.E., joined Burgess & Niple in 2015 as Utility Planning Leader. He assists utilities with strategic planning, capital plan prioritization, capital project evaluations, rehabilitation and replacement prioritization, and reliability programs. For seven years, beginning in 2008, he led the comprehensive asset management program at the Columbus Department of Public Utilities as an Assistant Director.

Thomas Fishbaugh

Thomas Fishbaugh

Senior Rural Development Specialist • RCAP

Thomas Fishbaugh

Thomas Fishbaugh

Senior Rural Development Specialist • RCAP

Thomas Fishbaugh is the senior rural development specialist for the Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP). He is a certified water and wastewater operator in the state of Ohio. Fishbaugh has worked for Ohio RCAP since 2004 after retiring from public service where he spent more than 30 years operating and managing water and wastewater systems in Sandusky and Wood Counties and as a Village Administrator in Ohio.

Lawson Glenn

Lawson Glenn

VP Alliances • FATHOM

Lawson Glenn

Lawson Glenn

VP Alliances • FATHOM

Lawson Glenn is VP Alliances for FATHOM.  In this role, he is charged with creating the business, technical and legal environment to develop successful corporate collaborations and products.  Glenn has 26 years of full-time alliance experience with a major focus in the utilities sector – electric, gas and water, and has led and built global relationships with consulting, software and hardware firms including Accenture, Deloitte, EY, Hewlett-Packard, Infosys, IBM, Oracle, PeopleSoft and PwC as well as numerous utilities-focused boutique firms.

Steve Gooding

Steve Gooding

Division of Power & Water • City of Columbus

Steve Gooding

Steve Gooding

Division of Power & Water • City of Columbus

A 1975 graduate of Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Ohio P.E. license in 1981.  Forty-one years of experience with hydraulics modeling, water distribution system master planning, and water loss control studies.   Project manager for both of the City of Columbus comprehensive water audits in 2004 and 2012.   Affiliated with the City of Columbus since April 1977 including project manager for City of Columbus water distribution system master plans in 1991 and 1999, employed by the City of Columbus since December 2000.   Have given numerous state and regional presentations on water loss control, including a

Dan Haddock

Dan Haddock, PE, ENV SP

Principal Engineer, Director of Water Utility Services • INTERA, Inc.

Dan Haddock

Dan Haddock, PE, ENV SP

Principal Engineer, Director of Water Utility Services • INTERA, Inc.

Dan is a Principal Engineer and the Director of Water Utility Services for INTERA, a geosciences and engineering consulting firm. He has 25 years of experience in planning, development and management of water infrastructure, including 10 years managing capital programs at a utility. Dan fulfills leadership roles in national committees dedicated to water resource planning and management, sustainable infrastructure, and asset management. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University, and is a licensed professional engineer in nine states.

Chris Heltzel

Chris Heltzel

Principal IT Consultant • Arcadis

Chris Heltzel

Chris Heltzel

Principal IT Consultant • Arcadis

Chris Heltzel specializes in information management, application development, systems selection and implementation to support engineering and utility management. He has extensive experience managing IT projects, including implementations of geographic information systems (GIS), computer-aided drafting and design software (CADD), hydraulic modeling, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), financial information systems (FIS), customer information systems (CIS), condition assessment software, rate studies and capital improvement planning. Heltzel has worked for Arcadis providing asset management services to water and wastewater utilities for the past 16 years.

Will Jernigan

Will Jernigan

Director of Water Efficiency • Cavanaugh

Will Jernigan

Will Jernigan

Director of Water Efficiency • Cavanaugh

Will Jernigan, P.E., is a director with Cavanaugh and a nationally-recognized leader in water loss management and bioenergy. He has 15 years of experience in the industry and is active with AWWA in several ways: Trustee with the Distribution & Plant Operations Division, Vice Chair of the AWWA Water Loss Control Committee, Chair of the WLCC Software Subcommittee and Annual Water Audit Data Initiative, a principle contributing author on the M36 Manual for Water Loss Control, 4th Edition, Chair of the inaugural North American Water Loss Conference, and member of the IWA Water Loss Specialist Group.

John Jurgens

John Jurgens

Senior Civil Engineer • City of Seattle

John Jurgens

John Jurgens

Senior Civil Engineer • City of Seattle

With more than 35 plus years of experience, John Jurgens brings into focus a unique view of trenchless pipeline methodologies and procedures. Jurgens has been active in leadership roles in a number of industry associations over the years, including ASCE Pipeline Infrastructure, Committee Chair; NASTT Pipeline Rehabilitation Committee, Past Chairperson; NASSCO Pipeline Assessment Certification Program, founding team member; NASSCO Inspector Training Certification Program, founding team member; and Pacific Northwest NASTT, past member of the Board of Directors. In addition to speaking at numerous industry events, he was named the Trenchless Technology Person of the Year in 1998.

George Kunkel

George Kunkel

Principal • Kunkel Water Efficiency Consulting

George Kunkel

George Kunkel

Principal • Kunkel Water Efficiency Consulting

George Kunkel, P.E., is principal of Kunkel Water Efficiency Consulting, a firm specializing in water loss control in drinking water utilities. He has more than 36 years of water utility and consulting experience and led the successful water loss control program in Philadelphia for more than 20 years. He is active in AWWA, having served in multiple roles including chair of the Water Loss Control Committee. He is currently chair of the sub-committee that publishes AWWA’s M36 guidance manual on water loss control and is a co-author of the AWWA Free Water Audit Software.

Alain Lalonde

Alain M. Lalonde

Director, Business Development (NRW) • Echologics

Alain Lalonde

Alain M. Lalonde

Director, Business Development (NRW) • Echologics

Alain Lalonde, P.Eng., is director of business development for non-revenue water (NRW) for Echologics, a Mueller Technologies Company. Over his 22-year career in the water industry, Lalonde has help to promote and implement leading-edge approaches and methodologies to assess and reduce NRW. A recognized authority in NRW management, he has managed some of the largest real loss reduction programs within Canada and has also work internationally in the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Dominican Republic. He is an active member of the AWWA Water Loss Control Committee, IWA Water Loss Specialist Group and OWWA Water Distribution Committee.

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.

John Marciszewski

John Marciszewski

Director of Business Development • Echologics

John Marciszewski

John Marciszewski

Director of Business Development • Echologics

John Marciszewski is Director of Business Development for Echologics. He is focused on innovative practices for buried infrastructure, with emphasis on capital efficiency, system resiliency, and water loss management. John has 25 years of commercialization experience in high-tech, focusing on the water-energy nexus since 2005. He is also a founding Industrial Advisory Board member for the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management Center. John has a Master of Engineering from the University of California Berkeley and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.

Glenn Marzluf

Glenn Marzluf

General Manager/CEO • Del-Co Water Company, Inc.

Glenn Marzluf

Glenn Marzluf

General Manager/CEO • Del-Co Water Company, Inc.

Glenn Marzluf is general manager and CEO of Del-Co Water Company, Inc. He is a registered professional Engineer, an Ohio native and a graduate of The Ohio State University. Prior to Sarasota and Del-Co Water, Marzluf served as an engineer for the City of Hilliard, Ohio. He was awarded the President’s Award for Manager of the Year in 2015 by the Ohio Rural Water Association. He currently resides with wife Anne and three sons in Delaware, Ohio.

Darrell Moser

Darrell Moser

Accounts Receivable Manager • City of Wooster, Ohio

Darrell Moser

Darrell Moser

Accounts Receivable Manager • City of Wooster, Ohio

Darrell Moser is the accounts receivable manager for the City of Wooster, Ohio. He has 16 years’ experience in water utility billing and using AMR systems. He graduated from Grove City College with a business management degree and Case Western Reserve with an MBA in banking and finance.

Erin Mosley

Erin Mosley

Deputy Director of Technology & Innovation • CH2M

Erin Mosley

Erin Mosley

Deputy Director of Technology & Innovation • CH2M

As a leader in innovation, Erin Mosley shines a spotlight on how global trends and emerging technologies are impacting organizations and utilities around the world as they plan for, build, and manage vital community assets.  She shares best approaches and technologies from different sectors and geographies as well as ways to reshape the infrastructure business that will dramatically improve quality of life from multiple perspectives, including: resilience, smart city transformations, economic development, asset management, natural capital and cultural engagement. With a strong background in the water sector, she has helped water utilities develop integrated planning, implement groundbreaking sustainable infrastructure projects,

Ari M. Opdahl

Ari M. Opdahl

Product Sector Leader • Innovyze

Ari M. Opdahl

Ari M. Opdahl

Product Sector Leader • Innovyze

As a product sector leader with Innovyze, Ari Opdahl leverages his project management experience, analysis skills, creativity and strong communication skills to serve as the link between a development team, sales staff, support team and clients to initiate product development. In addition, as a product technical specialist for Innovyze’s Analytics-Centric Asset Management suite of tools, he has worked extensively with both utilities and consultants on a multitude of implementations, data review, GIS integration, analysis, and training.

Edward R. Osann

Edward R. Osann

Senior Policy Analyst • Water Program, NRDC

Edward R. Osann

Edward R. Osann

Senior Policy Analyst • Water Program, NRDC

Ed Osann is a senior policy analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Water Program. He joined NRDC in 2009 to lead a seven-member team working to advance public policies that improve the efficiency of water use. He served as director of policy and external affairs for the Bureau of Reclamation from 1993 to 1996, and has extensive experience in state energy and water policy development as well, having contributed to legislation on energy efficiency, renewable energy, air quality, water conservation, and green buildings in the states of Maryland and California and in the District of Columbia.

Matthew Ries

Matthew Ries

Chief Technical Officer • Water Environment Federal

Matthew Ries

Matthew Ries

Chief Technical Officer • Water Environment Federal

Matthew Ries, P.E., is the Chief Technical Officer at the Water Environment Federation. In this role he oversees WEF’s education and training programs including WEF’s technical committees, and initiatives on innovation, sustainability, nutrients, energy, and stormwater, among others. He serves as the staff liaison to WEF’s Utility Management committee and is the WEF staff representative to the sector’s Effective Utility Management efforts as well as a related role on the NACWA-WEF-WERF Utility of the Future Steering Committee.  Before WEF, Ries worked for 10 years as a consultant in the planning, design, construction, and startup of municipal and industrial water, wastewater,

Susan Shell

Susan Schell

Ohio EPA

Susan Shell

Susan Schell

Ohio EPA

Susan Schell has a BS in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University, Class III Water Supply Operator License, 25+ working for the DDAGW as a plan reviewer, inspector and manager of the Engineering & Infrastructure Section.

John P. Schroeder

John P. Schroeder

Vice President • CDM Smith

John P. Schroeder

John P. Schroeder

Vice President • CDM Smith

John Schroeder, P.E., BCEE, is a vice president with CDM Smith and is based in Columbus, Ohio. He is the firm’s national Trenchless Technology Discipline Leader and has more than 23 years of experience in gravity and pressure pipeline condition assessment and rehabilitation.  Schroeder is a NASSCO PACP trainer and the co-chair of NASSCO’s Pressure Pipe Committee.

Ray Sloan

Ray Sloan

Water Auditor • Birmingham Water Works Board

Ray Sloan

Ray Sloan

Water Auditor • Birmingham Water Works Board

Ray Sloan is the water auditor at the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) and has been with the company for seven years. He is a member of the non-revenue water team at BWWB and takes on many roles in the control of water losses and special projects. Sloan is also a member of the AWWA’s Water Meter Standards Committee and Subcommittee on Electronic Revenue Meters. He holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and grew up in Huntsville, Ala.

Reinhard Sturm

Reinhard Sturm

President • Water Systems Optimization

Reinhard Sturm

Reinhard Sturm

President • Water Systems Optimization

Reinhard Sturm is president of Water Systems Optimization. He is the chair of the AWWA Real Losses Subcommittee and an internationally acknowledged water loss management expert. He has worked on water loss management projects around the world, and for the past 13 years, has focused his work on North America, where he has managed some of the biggest water loss management projects in the United States. He was the principle investigator on four of the most recent Water Research Foundation-funded water loss research projects and he is co-author of the McGraw Hill textbook “Water Loss Control.”

Russell G. Titus

Russell G. Titus

Operations Superintendent • NJ American Water

Russell G. Titus

Russell G. Titus

Operations Superintendent • NJ American Water

Russ Titus has 18 years of experience with New Jersey American Water in engineering and operations but specializes in water loss management. Besides his responsibilities for daily NRW management, he evaluates products and innovative offerings in water loss management such as correlators and loggers; and related areas, such as condition assessment, pressure management and big data. 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.” He is a longtime member of AWWA’s Water Loss Control Committee.

Annie Vanrenterghem Raven

Annie Vanrenterghem Raven

Managing Director • infraPLAN

Annie Vanrenterghem Raven

Annie Vanrenterghem Raven

Managing Director • infraPLAN

For the last 20 years, Ms. Vanrenterghem’s research and consulting work have focused on water and waste water infrastructure, addressing the optimal planning of short and long-term rehabilitation projects. She is now the Managing Director of infraPLAN, a firm she created in 2008 that develops analytical models, and provides consulting and training. The goal is to help utilities create comprehensive and Advanced Analytical Asset Management programs, and, ultimately, identify and justify their long-term investments, and short-term projects selection. Ann e is a member of the AWWA Asset Management Committee’s Advisory Committee. She holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering.

Richard C. Westerfield

Richard C. Westerfield

Administrator • Columbus Division of Water

Richard C. Westerfield

Richard C. Westerfield

Administrator • Columbus Division of Water

Rick Westerfield is the administrator of water for the City of Columbus, Ohio. Westerfield has 40 years of experience in water, wastewater and environmental engineering. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil and environmental engineering. He subsequently went on to obtain a doctorate in public administration. Westerfield has worked for a private consulting engineer, Montgomery County, Ohio, and the City of Dayton, Ohio.

Simon Wick

Simon Wick

Vice President • Water Asset Management, Matchpoint

Simon Wick

Simon Wick

Vice President • Water Asset Management, Matchpoint

A veteran in the water industry and an internationally-recognized expert in the field of non-revenue water, Simon Wick came up through the ranks of a U.K. water company, and over his tenure rose to the position of Chief Inspector. When Simon left, he left behind the lowest ever recorded level of water loss the company had witnessed. In 2009, he joined Matchpoint Water Asset Management (MWAM) to share his expansive knowledge in the United States with immediate results demonstrating NRW solutions to utilities. As the vice president of MWAM, has led all Water Loss Recovery Projects for the company.

Kurt Wright

Kurt Wright

President • SDG Engineering

Kurt Wright

Kurt Wright

President • SDG Engineering

Mr. Wright established his own professional engineering firm in 2002 based in Rutherford County, North Carolina.  The corporate mission is to meet clients’ requirements by providing quality professional water and wastewater engineering services with solutions for a sustainable environment.  Mr. Wright has over 37 years’ experience in engineering planning, design, project financing (grantsmanship), advertisement/bidding, contract administration, construction management and startup services for numerous types of projects. Most of Mr. Wright’s experience is with municipal water and wastewater infrastructure. He has been involved with the Buried Asset Management Institute – International (BAMI-I) since 2012 actively involved in the development of the

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