Aug 04, 2011

NGWA CFO Chosen as Executive Director of Michigan Ground Water Assn.

NGWA will serve as management firm for MGWA

The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) reported that the Michigan Ground Water Assn. (MGWA) board of directors has contracted with NGWA as its management firm. NGWA CFO Paul Humes, CPA, began serving as MGWA executive director effective August 1.

Humes has been in association management for more than 20 years and with NGWA for 16 of those years.

“We consider it a unique privilege to serve as the administrative manager for the Michigan Ground Water Assn., one of our nation’s largest state organizations for our industry. NGWA is committed to doing its utmost to meet the requested services outlined by the MGWA board,” said NGWA Executive Director Kevin McCray, CAE. “With Michigan, NGWA expands services it provides to state associations, adding it to our management services portfolio of the Pacific Northwest Ground Water Expo, as well as the Water Management Assn. of Ohio.”

MGWA serves groundwater industry members though four divisional sections: contractors, technical, suppliers and manufacturers:

• Contractors represent companies that drill and repair water wells for homes, farms, businesses, factories and cities throughout Michigan. These companies install and repair pumps that retrieve water from these wells and/or install and service water conditioning equipment. These companies are required to be registered with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) as registered well drilling and/or pump installation contractors.
• Technical division members are persons or companies representing geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, regulators and consultants, all of who work on scientific matters relating to groundwater. This includes field drilling and other work involving hydrogeologic studies, as well as the movement of groundwater.
• Members of the suppliers and manufacturers divisions represent companies that distribute pumps, drilling machines, tools, pipes, tanks, controls and other products to drilling contractors. These companies do not sell to the general public. Manufacturers are the actual makers of the materials that suppliers distribute.

MGWA provides educational opportunities for members, and networking opportunities through an annual meeting and exposition bringing together all membership divisions. It also conducts state legislative affairs and engages with state regulators on issues that impact the industry and its membership, and works to inform the public about its groundwater resources and water well systems.