Water For People Announces New Additions To Board Of Directors

01 Apr 2016

The international non-profit has added 4 new members to the Board of Directors for 2016

DENVER March 2016 – Water For People, a global non-profit working to provide access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in nine developing countries is pleased to welcome Kristy Schloss, Mohsen Mortada, Maureen Stapleton and Michael Deane to the Board of Directors.

“Water For People is honored to welcome these four accomplished individuals to our Board,” said Eleanor Allen, CEO of Water For People. “I’m excited about the invaluable expertise and depth of knowledge they will each bring to our organization. They will be key players in advancing Water For People’s efforts to develop innovative and long-term solutions to the water and sanitation problems facing the developing world.”

Kristy Schloss is EVP of Schloss Environmental Equipment, Inc. and previously served as President and CEO of Schloss Engineered Equipment, Inc., a 116-year old Colorado-based environmental equipment design and manufacturing firm until its recent acquisition. Ms. Schloss is a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers and served as Chair of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch, chairs the U.S. Department of Commerce Rocky Mountain District Export Council, and served on the U.S. Department of Commerce Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee. She also serves on several boards in Denver including World Trade Center and United Way.

Mohsen Mortada is President of Cole Engineering Group in Ontario, Canada. Mr. Mortada started his career in the public sector working with Tucson Water department operations. After several years with Tucson Water, Mohsen moved into consulting at Arcadis with a focus on strategic planning, utility business optimization and large infrastructure projects throughout North America and the Middle East. Mohsen relocated back to Canada to work with Cole Engineering Group as Chief Executive in 2014. Maureen A. Stapleton is the General Manager of San Diego County Water Authority, the regional water agency that provides up to 90 percent of all water used in San Diego County. Since 1996, Stapleton has led diversification efforts and successfully developed a comprehensive array of water supply and infrastructure programs designed to diversify and improve the reliability of San Diego County’s water supply. Ms. Stapleton oversees a dynamic agency, managing a $3.1 billion Capital Improvement Program and leading the Water Authority’s efforts in reliability through implementation of the water transfers, seawater desalination, water efficiency and conservation programs, and water recycling and reuse. Michael Deane is the Executive Director of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), the organization representing private water operating companies in North America. Michael brings extensive leadership experience and the unique perspective of having worked in both the public and private water sectors. Before joining the NAWC in 2009, Mr. Deane was Associate Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Prior to his appointment at the EPA in 2006, Michael served as an executive at several private water management companies. Michael currently serves on the boards of the Pictet Water Fund and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, the Executive Committee of AquaFed and he is Chair of the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure’s water subcommittee.

Water For People is an international development organization dedicated to providing access to improved water and sanitation systems and services in nine developing countries. By working with local governments, communities, the business community, and local non-profit partners, Water For People ensures that everyone in a specific region has these basic needs met forever. This innovative approach reaches every family, every school and every clinic, catalyzing transformative change for better health and economic development. Learn more at https://www.waterforpeople.org/.

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