AWWA announces speakers for ACE17 in Philadelphia

Speakers to address conference attendees at Opening General Session and Water Industry Luncheon

(DENVER) –- (RealEstateRama) — The American Water Works Association announced today that Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken and a panel of water industry leaders will speak at the association’s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE17), to be held June 11-14 in Philadelphia.


Three noteworthy leaders in the water industry will be part of a panel discussion at ACE17’s Opening General Session at 8:30 a.m. on Mon., June 12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The panel will feature:
Carla Reid – General Manager & Chief Executive Officer at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Sue F. McCormick – Chief Executive Office at Great Lakes Water Authority
William G. Stowe – Chief Executive Officer and General Manager at Des Moines Water Works

The event will be sponsored by HomeServe, a leading provider of home repair service plans.

Additionally, Amy Van Dyken will speak during ACE17’s Water Industry Luncheon at 12 p.m. on Tues., June 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Van Dyken is a six-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming, four of which she won at the 1996 Summer Olympics. In 2014, a severe all-terrain vehicle accident left her partially paralyzed. She will speak about her experience as a world-class athlete and the obstacles she has overcome throughout her career. The event will be sponsored by CDM Smith and Stantec.

Visit ACE17’s webpage to view the conference program and to register. Standard registration rates end on May 31.

Media note: Accredited members of the media may attend ACE17 at no charge. However, they are required to register with AWWA Public Affairs by May 31. For media registration, please visit the AWWA Press Room or contact ">Deirdre Mueller at 303-347-6140.
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Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

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