Water Systems Council Names New Executive Director
Margaret Martens has more than 25 years of experience working in nonprofit management
The Water Systems Council (WSC) named Margaret Martens as executive director.
Martens joined WSC in 2010 and had previously served as public education coordinator and program director. She has more than 25 years of experience working in nonprofit management, specializing in organizational development, strategic planning, program development and implementation, marketing and education, fundraising, financial management, grant management and policy development.
“Margaret has demonstrated exceptional leadership in further developing existing WSC programs as well as establishing a new initiative, the Water Well Trust, which provides wells or rehabilitates existing wells for low-income individuals and families in the U.S.,” said Bo Andersson, president of the WSC board of directors.
Martens received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. She is co-founder of two nonprofit organizations in Charlotte, N.C., that serve the housing needs of low-income families and individuals.
“This is an exciting time for the Water Systems Council as we develop new opportunities to educate well owners, consumers, community leaders, elected officials, government agencies, planners and policymakers about wells and the importance of protecting our groundwater resources,” Martens said. “I look forward to working with the WSC board and membership to further wells as the safe, affordable and sustainable choice for drinking water nationwide.”