Aqua America Hires New Director of Water Quality and Environmental Compliance
BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE: WTR) has hired Deborah Watkins as its new
director of water quality and environmental compliance. Watkins replaces
Colleen Arnold, who Aqua promoted to deputy chief operating officer in
September of last year.
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Deborah Watkins is director of water quality and environmental compliance for Aqua America. (Photo: Business Wire)
Watkins comes to Aqua America with more than 30 years of experience,
most recently as senior project manager at O'Brien & Gere, an
engineering firm with advanced manufacturing, energy, environmental, and
water services. She was responsible for identifying, developing, and
managing initiatives involving water and wastewater treatment facility
consultation, design, construction, and regulatory permitting. Prior to
working for O'Brien & Gere, Watkins spent several years at Weston
Solutions, Inc. where she began her career as a technical director of
engineering. She was promoted to vice president after successful
development of the pharmaceutical industry practice and subsequent
development of the upstream oil and gas practice in the company's
"We are pleased to have someone with Deborah's experience and education
lead our environmental compliance team at Aqua," said Vice President and
Chief Environmental Officer Mike Pickel, to whom Deborah will report.
Watkins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from
Bucknell University and a Master of Science degree in water resources
and environmental engineering at Villanova University. She is a licensed
professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland
Aqua America is one of the largest U.S.-based, publicly traded water
utilities and serves nearly 3 million people in Pennsylvania, Ohio,
North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia. Aqua
America is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
WTR. Visit AquaAmerica.com
for more information.
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