The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 Board of Trustees, which will be led by new President Jamie Eichenberger.

During WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago, the WEF gavel of leadership was passed to Eichenberger, an Associate Vice President and Senior Project Manager with HDR in Denver.

During his year-long term as WEF President, Eichenberger promised 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 — using a little “good disruption.”

A focus for this year will be to craft “a bold new vision to carry us into the future” by developing a new strategic plan for the organization. “As an organization we need to adapt to the changing landscape of what it means to be a member and how you connect with WEF.”

He continued, “We want to meet you where you are to provide outstanding member value and give you the tools that you need to advance your career and grow your family in the water community.”

“Expect to hear about how WEF is coming together to disrupt how we serve our members, how we talk about all he great things we are doing as an industry, and how we are pushing innovation to solve the most pressing challenges around workforce, regulatory compliance, and maintaining our aging infrastructure,” he said.

In addition to Eichenberger, the Board of Trustees include Past-President Lynn Broaddus, President-Elect Ifetayo Venner, Vice President Aimeé R. Killeen, Treasurer Keith Hobson, Secretary and Executive Director Walt Marlowe, and Trustees Janet Hurley Cann, Howard Carter, Gustavo R. Gallo-Chacon, Shellie Chard, Diego Rosso, and John Trofatter.

Read more about each person on the WEF Board of Trustees page.

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WEF President Jamie Eichenberger visited the WEFTEC Live Studio at WEFTEC 2021 to talk about his background in water, journey as a WEF member, and the importance of Student and Young Professionals programs. He also discussed this year's priorities for the WEF Board of Trustees, which includes development of a new strategic plan for the organization.

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