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NACWA Board of Directors Selects New Chief Executive Officer




June 9, 2015


NACWA Board of Directors Selects New Chief Executive Officer


The Board of Directors of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is pleased to announce that it has selected Adam Krantz to be the Association’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Krantz, who has been with NACWA since 2001 and currently serves as the Association’s Managing Director of Government & Public Affairs, was tapped to be NACWA’s next chief staff executive after an extensive nationwide search. He will assume the CEO position on August 1, 2015.

“On behalf of the NACWA Board of Directors, I congratulate Adam on his selection as our next CEO and look forward to an even stronger future NACWA,” said Karen Pallansch, NACWA President and Chief Executive Officer of Alexandria Renew Enterprises in Alexandria, Virginia. “The Board engaged in a very deliberative process during our search for our next executive, and during the finalist interviews, Adam delivered himself as the best candidate to build on NACWA’s existing level of excellence and take our organization to even higher levels. His knowledge about the key advocacy issues facing our members, his vision for the future, and his passion for our organization were key to his unanimous selection.”

“The Board of Directors could not have made a better selection to be NACWA’s next CEO,” said Ken Kirk, NACWA’s current chief executive who will be retiring at the end of July after nearly 40 years of service to the organization. “I have had the privilege of working with Adam over the past 14 years, and I know first-hand he has the skills and talents not only to continue the excellent advocacy work NACWA has done on behalf of its members for the last 45 years, but also to lead NACWA’s fantastic staff and members in blazing new trails for the Association and the municipal clean water community.”

This succession marks an important milestone for NACWA. Not only is the organization welcoming a new CEO in August, it will also be celebrating its 45th Anniversary in July at its upcoming Summer Conference in Providence, Rhode Island.


NACWA is the leading advocate for responsible national policies that advance clean water. The Association represents the collective interests of America's clean water utilities – dedicated public servants and true environmental champions. For 45 years, NACWA has been the clean water community’s voice in Congress, at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies, in the media, and in the courts.


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