ALEXANDRIA, Va. (October 4, 2017) — The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced its 2017-2018 Board of Trustees as confirmed by WEF’s House of Delegates during WEFTEC 2017 in Chicago, Illinois and led by 2017-2018 President Jenny Hartfelder.
At a ceremony on October 3, the WEF “gavel of leadership” was passed from president Rick Warner (Reno, Nevada) to incoming president Jenny Hartfelder, who is currently a vice president with MWH, now a part of Stantec, and serves as a national campaign manager out of Denver, Colorado, where she provides strategic planning and leadership for the business development activities for the water sector across the United States.
During her year-long term as WEF president, Hartfelder will continue to help fulfill the Federation’s strategic direction and critical objectives – to connect water professionals, enrich the expertise of water professionals, increase the awareness of the impact and value of water, and provide a platform for water sector innovation.
“This past year, we have made great progress on WEF’s objectives,” Hartfelder said during her acceptance speech. “In this next year, I want to focus our efforts on increasing the awareness of the value of water, and I am very excited to have this opportunity to continue to work with all of you to make a positive impact on the water industry.”
In addition to Hartfelder and Warner, the complete 2017-2018 Board of Trustees includes: President-Elect Tom Kunetz (Chicago, Illinois), Vice President Jackie Jarrell (Charlotte, North Carolina), Treasurer Jamie Eichenberger (Denver, Colorado), and Secretary and WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill (Alexandria, Virginia). Trustees are Lynn Broaddus (Wauwatosa, Wisconsin), Joan Hawley (Muskego, Wisconsin), Claus Homann (Aarhus, Denmark), Mark Poling (Hillsboro, Oregon), Peter Vanrolleghem (Quebec City, Canada), and Ifetayo Venner (Tampa, Florida).