May 29, 2017

AWWA Announces ACE17 Speakers

Event to feature Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken, panel of industry leaders

Amy Van Dyken to speak at ACE17

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced that Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken and a panel of water industry leaders will speak at the association’s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE17), to be held June 11 to 14 in Philadelphia.

Three noteworthy leaders in the water industry will be part of a panel discussion at ACE17’s Opening General Session at 8:30 a.m., Monday, June 12, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The panel will feature:

  • Carla Reid, general manager and CEO of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission;
  • Sue F. McCormick, CEO of Great Lakes Water Authority; and
  • William G. Stowe, general manager and CEO of Des Moines Water Works.
  • The event will be sponsored by HomeServe, a provider of home repair service plans.

Additionally, Amy Van Dyken will speak during the Water Industry Luncheon at 12 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Van Dyken is a six-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming, four of which she won at the 1996 Summer Olympics. In 2014, a severe all-terrain vehicle accident left her partially paralyzed. She will speak about her experience as a world-class athlete and the obstacles she has overcome throughout her career. The event will be sponsored by CDM Smith and Stantec. 

Visit ACE17’s webpage to view the conference program and to register. Standard registration rates end May 31.