Jan 27, 2012

AWWA Board of Directors Announces New Association President-Elect

Also appointed are new vice presidents, treasurer and director-at-large

The American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) board of directors announced the election of Jim Chaffee of Jacobs Engineering as the association’s next president-elect. Chaffee will assume the position at AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE12) in Dallas in June 2012 and will begin the presidential term in 2013.

Chaffee has more than 35 years of experience in water quality, treatment and regulation. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. Chaffee currently provides technical and business strategy support for Jacobs’ North American infrastructure group.

Chaffee is focused on highlighting opportunities AWWA offers for interaction among members of the water community and its leaders, as well as for personal and professional growth—particularly for young professionals. “I look forward to helping the association continue our mission as the authoritative resource for water, while embracing technology and addressing the needs of younger members,” Chaffee said.

The board also elected four vice presidents: Reid Campbell, director of water services for Halifax Water in Nova Scotia; Mark Cline, project engineer in charge of capital projects for the Charleston (S.C.) Water System; Dave Koch, project director for Black & Veatch in the Great Lakes region; and Rosemary Burbulis Smud, senior sales engineer with American Ductile Iron Pipe in Sacramento, Calif.

Also appointed were Dave Rager as treasurer and Sean Osborne as director-at-large.