MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Water Council has announced that Scott Beightol, partner at Milwaukee law firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, has been appointed the new chairman of its board of directors.
“Now more than ever, the world needs water solutions in the form of new technology and improved water stewardship,” Beightol said. “I’m eager to build on The Water Council’s 15 years of work on global water challenges and lead this organization that has put its stamp on Milwaukee as a world water hub.”
Beightol succeeds Jim Stern, executive vice president at A. O. Smith Corporation. Stern was appointed chairman in January 2019. He will continue to serve on the board and lead its water stewardship committee. Ken Bockhorst, chairman, president and CEO of Badger Meter, will continue as vice chairman. Mark Mone, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been appointed board treasurer.