WEF Announces New Board of Trustees

Jenny Hartfelder of Denver, Colorado assumes WEF board leadership

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is has announced its 2017-2018 board of trustees as confirmed by WEF’s House of Delegates during WEFTEC 2017 in Chicago led by 2017-2018 President Jenny Hartfelder.

At a ceremony Oct. 3, the WEF gavel of leadership was passed from president Rick Warner of 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 yearlong 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 of Chicago; Vice President Jackie Jarrell of Charlotte, North Carolina; Treasurer Jamie Eichenberger of Denver, Colorado; and Secretary and WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill of Alexandria, Virgina.

Trustees are Lynn Broaddus of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; Joan Hawley of Muskego, Wisconsin; Claus Homann of Aarhus, Denmark; Mark Poling of Hillsboro, Oregon; Peter Vanrolleghem of Quebec City, Canada; and Ifetayo Venner of Tampa, Florida.

Recognized as the world’s largest annual water quality event, WEFTEC provides the latest technologies and services for water environment preservation, restoration, and sustainability. WEF’s 90th annual technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC 2017 was held at McCormick Place in Chicago Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. WEFTEC 2018 is scheduled for Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.


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