2019 Speakers

Day 1 Opening Plenary

Leadership for a Sustainable America

Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells

CEO, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Rana Foroohar

FT Columnist and Global Economic Analyst

Yvonne Forrest

Director, Houston Water

Day 2 Opening Plenary

CEOs Panel

Marshall Davert

Executive Vice President - Water, Stantec

Mirka Wilderer

CEO, De Nora Water Technologies

Yuvbir Singh

CEO, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

Sessions Speakers

Alissa Lockett

Director of Engineering, San Antonio Water System (SAWS)

Andrew Sawyers

Director, Office of Wastewater Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Andy Kricun

Executive Director, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority

Bill Teichmiller

CEO at EJ Water Cooperative, Inc.

Booky Oren

Chairman and CEO, Booky Oren Global Water Technologies

Brent Halldorson

Chief Technology Officer, Fountain Quail Water Management

Brian Thomas

Director, PFM Financial Advisors LLC

Chad Rupe

Administrator, Rural Utilities Service

Chris Shaffner

Managing Director, Sector Vice President, Water, Community Facilities, & Rural Equity Investments, CoBank

Christopher Gasson

Owner, Global Water Intelligence (GWI)

Cristina Ahmadpour

President - North America, Isle Ltd.

Dan Hoins

County Administrator, Sarpy County, Nebraska.

David Stanton

President – Utility Operations and Federal Services, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions

Diane Taniguchi-Dennis

Deputy General Manager, Clean Water Services

Dominique Lueckenhoff

Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Hugo Neu Corporation

Dr. Dora Chiang

Technical Strategy Leader for Emerging Contaminants, CDM Smith

Elesia Glover

Senior Project & Policy Manager, Atlanta Department of Watershed Management

George Hawkins

Founder and President, Moonshot LLC

Howard Neukrug

Senior Advisor, Global Water Leaders Group and Chair of the Leading Utilities of the World Advisory Board

Jackie Vincent

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, WSSC

Jim Lochhead

CEO/Manager, Denver Water

John Bednarski

Chief Engineer, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

John Durand

President, XRI

Joke Cuperus


Kevin Shafer

Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), USA

Kim Adamson

Director, Utility Planning & Business Development, Liberty Utilities

Matt Barnard

CEO and Co-Founder, Plenty

Matthew Diserio

President, Water Asset Management

Pat Whalen

President and CEO of LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

Paul Hasler

North America Editor, Global Water Intelligence (GWI)

Rade Ray Kljajic

Managing Director, American Public Infrastructure Ltd

Richard Harasick

Senior Assistant General Manager, Water System, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Robert R. Puente

President/CEO, San Antonio Water System

Robert Simm

Senior Vice President, Treatment Lead

Roger Bailey

General Manager and CEO, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District

Sarah Buck

Director of Regionalization, RCAP Inc.

Seth Brown

Principal and Founder of Storm and Stream Solutions, LLC

Stephen Auton-Smith

Managing Director, Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors LLC

Tad Bohannon

Chief Executive Officer, Central Arkansas Water

Ted Chapman

Senior Director, S&P Global Ratings Municipal Infrastructure Group

Ted Henifin

General Manager, Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Tom Entsminger

Manager of Program Administration, Texas Water Development Board

Tom Pankratz

Editor, Water Desalination Report (WDR)

Torri Martin

Interim Deputy Commissioner, Office of Information Management, City of Atlanta.

Traci Minamide

COO, City of Los Angeles, LA Sanitation and Environment