WEF announces new Board of Trustees and emphasis on leadership and innovation

Cordell Samuels takes over as president

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Cordell Samuels has taken over as the president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). Samuels, plant superintendent of the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Durham, Ont., replaces Matt Bond.

“I challenge us all to focus on smarter approaches to managing water and look to drive innovation in our priority areas, including nutrient removal and recovery, energy recovery, and stormwater management,” said Samuels. “This will require us not just to communicate more and to think bigger but to show how we are ready to adopt new approaches that can provide even better and more sustainable services.”

The WEF House of Delegates confirmed the new Board of Trustees at the 85th WEFTEC conference in New Orleans. They are:

  • President-elect Sandra Ralston, Charleston, S.C.
  • Vice president Ed McCormick, Oakland, Ga.
  • Treasurer Rick Warner, Reno, Nev.
  • Immediate Past President, Bond
  • Secretary and executive director, Jeff Eger
  • Trustees Charles Bott of Hampton Roads, Va.; Fran Burlingham of Walnut Creek, Calif.; Kartik Chandran of New YorkCity; Scott Cummings of Auburn, Ala.; Ralph Exton of Trevose, Pa.; John Hart of Saco, Maine; Garry Macdonald of Auckland, New Zealand; George Martin of Greenwood, S.C.; Karen Pallansch of Alexandria, Va.; and Scott Trotter of St. Charles, Ill.

 Complete biographies are available at www.wef.org.



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