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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George MacKenzie

66 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Susan Story

55 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Linda Sullivan

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Sharon Cameron

58 2010 President of American Water Enterprises and American Water Resources, Inc

Walter Lynch

52 2010 President and Chief Operating Officer - Regulated Operations

Michael Sgro

56 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

John Bigelow

60 2011 Senior Vice President - Business Services

Kathy Pape

62 2011 Senior Vice President - Mid-Atalntic Division; President of Pennsylvania American Water Company

Nick Rowe

57 2011 Senior Vice President - Central Division

Mark Strauss

63 2010 Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Business Development

William Varley

57 2014 Senior Vice President - Northeast Division, President of New Jersey American Water

Loyd Warnock

55 2014 Senior Vice President - External Affairs, Communications and Public Policy

Mark Smith

55 2012 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Mark Chesla

55 2007 Vice President, Controller

Deborah Degillio

43 2015 Vice President, Treasurer

Edward Vallejo

55 2014 Vice President - Investor Relations and Financial Strategy, Planning, Decision Support

Maureen Duffy

45 2011 Vice President - Corporate Communications and External Affairs

Julie Dobson

58 2009 Independent Director

Paul Evanson

73 2013 Independent Director

Martha Goss

66 2003 Independent Director

Richard Grigg

66 2008 Independent Director

Julia Johnson

52 2008 Independent Director

Karl Kurz

53 2015 Independent Director

William Marrazzo

65 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George MacKenzie

Mr. George MacKenzie is Independent Chairman of the Board of American Water Works Company Inc. He has been a member of the board of directors since August 2003. In addition to his role with American Water, Mr. MacKenzie has served on the board of directors of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. since February 2003, where he is a member of the audit committee, and Tractor Supply Co. since May 2007, where he also is a member of the audit committee. He previously served on the board of directors of C&D Technologies, Inc. from March 1999 until December 2010, Central Vermont Public Service Corp. from May 2001 to May 2006 and traffic.com from December 2005 to March 2007. He also serves on the board of directors of Weston Solutions, Inc., the Board of Trustees of the Medical Center of Delaware. he previously served as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer of Hercules Incorporated, a global manufacturer of chemical specialties, where he was employed from 1979 to 2001. During his 22-year career with Hercules, he served in a variety of senior management roles including President of the Chemical Specialty Division. From September 2001 to June 2002, Mr. MacKenzie was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of P.H. Glatfelter Company, a specialty paper manufacturer.

Susan Story

Ms. Susan N. Story is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of American Water Works Company, Inc. previously she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining American Water, she was employed for over 30 years by Southern Company, which owns and operates electric utilities in four states, and also is engaged in electric wholesale generation and telecommunications, including both wireless and wireline, fiber optic communications. Ms. Story was an executive officer of Southern Company from 2003 until she joined the Company. In addition, from January 2011 until she joined the Company, she served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Company Services, which provides shared services for all of Southern Company’s subsidiaries, including information technology and cyber security efforts, human resources, procurement and supply chain management, marketing services, customer research and system transportation functions. From 2003 to December 2010, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Power Company, an electric utility serving the northwestern portion of Florida. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), and is a member of the Moffitt Cancer Center Board of Advisors in Tampa, Florida.

Linda Sullivan

Ms. Linda G. Sullivan is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the American Water Works Company, Inc., since May 9, 2014. Prior to joining our company, she was employed for 22 years with Edison International companies. Beginning in July 2009, she served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Southern California Edison Company, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities and a subsidiary of Edison International, where she led all aspects of finance including strategy, planning, treasury, accounting, risk management and control functions, as well as operational services including supply chain functions, transportation services and facilities management. Prior to becoming CFO, Ms. Sullivan was Vice President and Controller of both Edison International and Southern California Edison for five years. She also held a variety of financial leadership roles at a number of Edison International’s competitive businesses, including retail subsidiaries providing home security, energy efficiency and operations and maintenance service; and a research and development start-up focused on distributed generation, smart grid technologies solar rooftop installations and electric vehicle charging stations. From 1991 to 1996, she performed finance and accounting functions at the corporate level and within an operating business unit at the utility. Before starting her career at Edison International, Ms. Sullivan was senior auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLP for three years. She is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and Certified Management Accountant.

Sharon Cameron

Ms. Sharon C. Cameron is President of American Water Enterprises and American Water Resources, Inc., the subsidiaries of American Water Works Company, Inc. She serves as President of American Water Resources, Inc., a business she has been since 2002. Prior to joining American Water, Ms. Cameron was principal of Marketing Solutions, a marketing consulting firm she launched in 1998, and was a consultant to American Water on the Homeowner Services business. Previously, she served as vice president of Marketing and Sales at Comcast Corporation (New Jersey), senior marketing manager at Menley & James Laboratories, and marketing manager at Campbell Soup Company.

Walter Lynch

Mr. Walter J. Lynch is President and Chief Operating Officer - Regulated Operations of American Water Works Company, Inc. Mr. Lynch has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer of Regulated Operations since March 2010, and President of Regulated Operations since July 2008. Prior to that date, he served as Executive Vice President, Eastern Division. He also served as President of New Jersey American Water, Long Island American Water and our Northeast Region. Mr. Lynch joined us in 2001 and served as President of our Products and Services Group, where he was responsible for overseeing our Market-Based Operations. Prior to this, he was President of the Southwest Region of American Water Services. Mr. Lynch has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, sales and marketing, operations and business development. Before joining us, he was involved with various start-up and growth organizations in the environmental industry. he worked for Mobil Oil Corporation following his departure from the United States Army where he attained the rank of Captain. In addition, Mr. Lynch is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Water Companies and serves on its Executive Committee.

Michael Sgro

Mr. Michael A. Sgro is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the American Water Works Company, Inc., since February 18, 2015. Prior to that he had been serving as our Corporate Secretary and Interim General Counsel of American Water Works Company, Inc. and responsible for all legal affairs of the Company, including corporate governance and other corporate matters, SEC matters, ethics and compliance matters. Prior to his new position, he served as the Divisional General Counsel Northeast Division of American Water, directing all legal matters for American Water’s Northeast Division, consisting of New Jersey American Water, New York American Water, and several non-regulated entities. He was also responsible for Government Affairs for New Jersey American Water. Prior to joining us in 1993, he was an Associate with Dechert LLP.

John Bigelow

Mr. John R. Bigelow is Senior Vice President - Business Services of American Water Works Company, Inc., since November 2011 and became the Chair of the Board of Directors for American Water Works Service Company in January 2012. From 2007 until his new appointment in November 2011, Mr. Bigelow was President of New Jersey American Water (NJAWC). Mr. Bigelow joined American Water in 1994 and held a number of senior management positions during his tenure, including American Water’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Programs and Enterprise Risk Management. From December 2003 to February 2006, Mr. Bigelow served as American Water’s Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer of NJAWC, and Director, Vice President and Treasurer of New Jersey American Resources Co. Mr. Bigelow began his career with GPU System Companies, where he spent 18 years in various leadership roles in the finance area.

Kathy Pape

Ms. Kathy L. Pape is Senior Vice President - Mid-Atalntic Division of American Water Works Company, Inc., and President of Pennsylvania American Water Company,a subsidiary of the Company. Ms. Pape has been our Senior Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Division since November 2011, and President of Pennsylvania American Water since July 2007. From 1999 to 2007, Ms. Pape served as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Rate Counsel for Aqua America, Inc. and was part of the team that grew the company from one state to fourteen. From 1994 to 1999, Ms. Pape was employed by us as Regional Counsel and Finance Manager, where her responsibilities included rates and regulatory affairs, finance, budgeting and customer service for 10 states. Prior to 1994, Ms. Pape was Vice President-Rates for General Waterworks Management and Service Co., Assistant Counsel to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and Assistant Consumer Advocate for the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate. Ms. Pape chairs the Pennsylvania Business Council and its Policy Roundtable, is on the Board of the PA Chamber and numerous non-profit boards. she holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Edinboro University, a JD from the Dickinson School of Law and an LLM in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law.

Nick Rowe

Mr. Nick Orlando Rowe is Senior Vice President - Central Division of American Water Works Company, Inc., since November 2011. From January 2009 until his new appointment in November 2011, Mr. Rowe was Senior Vice President of our Eastern Division, and from 2006 to January 2011, he was President of Kentucky American Water. From 2005 to 2006, he served as Vice President of Service Delivery Operations for the Southeast Region of American Water. From 2003 to 2005, he served as Vice President, Business Change for American Water in New Jersey, and from 1998 to 2003, Mr. Rowe was Vice President of Operations for Kentucky American Water. From 1987 to 1998, he served in various management positions with responsibility for the day-to-day operations of American Water facilities in several states including Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Rowe is involved with various regulatory agencies and civic and professional organizations. He is also a member of the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies.

Mark Strauss

Mr. Mark F. Strauss is Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Business Development of American Water Works Company, Inc., since September 2010. From December 2006, until his new appointment in September 2010, Mr. Strauss was President of American Water Enterprises, managing our Market-Based Operations. Previously, Mr. Strauss was President and Chief Executive Officer of a line of business that we sold in 2012, Applied Water Management Group, which provided customized water and wastewater management solutions to real estate developers, industrial clients and small to midsized communities nationwide. Mr. Strauss joined Applied Water Management Group in 1997 as Corporate Counsel and Secretary. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2002, a position he held until his appointment as Division President and Chief Executive Officer in 2003. Earlier, he served as Vice President and General Counsel of Vizzoni Brothers Construction, Inc. Mr. Strauss serves as a director of Skylands Community Bank. Mr. Strauss was also an associate at the law firms of Ozzard, Rizzolo, Klein, Mauro & Savo and Toolan, Romond, Abbot and Domenichetti.

William Varley

Mr. William M. Varley is Senior Vice President, Northeast Division and President of New Jersey American Water, the subsidiaries of American Water Works Company, Inc., since January 2014. He is also President of New York American Water (formerly named Long Island American Water), a position he has held since 2007. Mr. Varley previously served as Vice President and Manager of Long Island American Water, as well as Vice President of Business Development for New Jersey and New York. Prior to joining American Water in 2000, Mr. Varley was the District Manager for Layne Christensen Co., a large water supply contracting company, for 13 years. There he oversaw Layne’s Long Island well-drilling operations. He also worked for large consulting engineering firms Camp Dresser & McKee and Hazen & Sawyer as resident and design engineer for large wastewater treatment plant upgrades. Mr. Varley holds a bachelors of science in civil engineering technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Loyd Warnock

Mr. Loyd "Aldie" Warnock is Senior Vice President - External Affairs, Communications and Public Policy of the American Water Works Company, Inc., since April 28, 2014. Prior to joining American Water, he was the Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Midwest Independent System Operator Inc., a nonprofit, self-governing organization, where he directed policy development for regulatory and legislative matters, oversaw state and federal regulatory and legislative activities, client relations, stakeholder support and corporate communications for this regional transmission organization. Other previous experience includes serving as Vice President of External Affairs for Allegheny Energy, Senior Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs at Mirant Corporation and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Reliant Energy. Mr. Warnock currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Water Companies and on its Executive Committee.

Mark Smith

Mr. Mark S. Smith is Chief Information Officer, Vice President of American Water Works Company, Inc., since September 2012. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Smith served as our ITS Senior Director, Business Application Development & Project Management Office. Prior to joining American Water, Mr. Smith, held several roles with Siemens and Shared Medical Systems (pre-acquisition) over a course of 23 years, including Group Manager of Management Information Systems and Director of the Shared Services Office where he was responsible for enterprise and system level architecture definition, administration and implementation for internal development as well as custom commercial applications.

Mark Chesla

Mr. Mark Chesla is Vice President, Controller of American Water Works Company, Inc., since November 2007. From 2001 to November 2007, Mr. Chesla was Vice President and Controller of Oglethorpe Power Corporation, in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as that company’s chief accounting officer. In this capacity he was responsible for all aspects of the accounting, internal financial management, regulatory and SEC reporting functions. Mr. Chesla was Vice President, Administration/Controller of SouthStar Energy Services LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1998 to 2001. Earlier, he held management positions with several other companies, including Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc., Aegis Technologies, Inc., Deloitte & Touche LLP and Carolina Power & Light Company.

Deborah Degillio

Ms. Deborah Degillio is Vice President and Treasurer of American Water Works Company, Inc., since January 1, 2015. From 2013 until her new appointment in December 2014, Ms. Degillio served as VP of Finance of American Water Enterprises, our Market-Based Operations. Ms. Degillio joined American Water in 2007 as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, supporting California, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii and was named Vice President of the Eastern Division Finance team in 2009. As Vice President of the Eastern Division, Ms. Degillio managed a team of over 30 professionals and was responsible for financial analysis and planning, as well as rates strategy and execution for nine states in American Water’s regulated operations. Prior to joining American Water, Ms. Degillio held a number of roles at MCR Performance Solutions, a consulting firm in the energy sector, managing enterprise risk management and regulatory matters and providing financial management consulting for a number of large utilities. She began her career at CSC Planmetrics, a strategic consulting firm serving the utilities industry, where she supported electric and gas utilities through mergers and acquisitions, marketing plans and projects focused on process change.

Edward Vallejo

Mr. Edward Vallejo is Vice President - Investor Relations and Financial Strategy, Planning, Decision Support of the American Water Works Company, Inc. Prior to that he held various positions with increasing responsibility with us including chief financial officer of Thames Water Chile, Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions and Treasurer. He began his career in the utilities sector in 1994 as an investment banker for PaineWebber.

Maureen Duffy

Ms. Maureen Duffy is Vice President - Corporate Communications and External Affairs of American Water Works Company, Inc., since September 2011. From June 2011 to September 2011, Ms. Duffy served as the Executive Director of Corporate Communications and External Affairs. From September 2008 to June 2011, Ms. Duffy served as Director of External Communications, and from July 2006 until September 2008, she served as Director of Internal Communications. From November 1999 to July 2006, she held various positions with New Jersey American Water, which included Government Affairs/Media Specialist, Communications Manager and Director of Corporate Communications. Prior to joining American Water, Ms. Duffy reported and produced news for WNJN/WNET-TV.

Julie Dobson

Ms. Julie A. Dobson is Independent Director of American Water Works Company Inc. Ms. Dobson most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and one of the founding principals of TeleCorp PCS, a wireless/mobile phone company serving more than a million customers when sold to AT&T Wireless in 2002. Prior to her tenure at TeleCorp PCS, Ms. Dobson served in a variety of leadership positions during an almost 20 year career with Bell Atlantic Corporation, now known as Verizon Communications, Inc., including President of the New York Region of Bell Atlantic Mobile, vice president of Bell Atlantic Enterprises Corporation, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Atlantic Business Systems International. Ms. Dobson currently serves on the board of directors of PNM Resources, Inc. where she serves as lead director and serves on the audit and compensation and human resources committees. She also serves on the board of directors of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., where she chairs the compensation committee and serves on the nominating and governance committee, and the board of directors of RadioShack Corporation, where she chairs the management development and compensation committee. In addition, until January 2010, Ms. Dobson served on the board of directors of LCC International, Inc., where she was non-executive Chairman of the Board and served on the audit, finance, compensation and nominating and governance committees at various times during her tenure. Ms. Dobson earned her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary.

Paul Evanson

Mr. Paul J. Evanson is Independent Director of American Water Works Company, Inc. Mr. Evanson served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Allegheny Energy, Inc., a company engaged in the operation of three electric public utility companies and in merchant power generation operations, from 2003 until the company’s merger with FirstEnergy Corp. in February 2011. Following the merger, he served as Executive Vice Chair of FirstEnergy until his retirement in May 2011. Mr. Evanson previously served as President of Florida Power & Light Company, and president of Lynch Corporation. He also held leadership positions with Moore McCormack Resources and Arthur Anderson & Co. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, a non-profit company whose purpose is to ensure and enhance the reliability and adequacy of bulk electricity in Florida. In addition, he served on the board of directors of Edison Electric Institute, an association of shareholder-owned electric companies, and North American Electricity Reliability Council, a group that was formed in 1968 by electric companies to promote the reliability and adequacy of power supplies. Mr. Evanson received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. John’s University, a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School, and Master of Laws degree from New York University School of Law. He also received a Doctor of Commercial Science degree (honorary) from St. John’s University, where he sits on the board of trustees. Mr. Evanson also sits on the board of trustees of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Martha Goss

Ms. Martha Clark Goss is Independent Director of American Water Works Company Inc. Ms. Clark Goss has served as Chair of the audit committee since December 2005. She also serves on the finance committee. Ms. Clark Goss has served on the board of trustees of the Neuberger Berman Mutual Funds since 2007, where she served as vice chair of the audit committee from 2001 to 2013 and now serves as chair of the governance and nominating committee since 2014. Ms. Clark Goss has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Amwell Holdings/Hopewell Holdings LLC, a holding company and investment vehicle for investments in healthcare related companies, since 2003. From March 2008 until October 2010 she served on the board of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., where she also served as chair of the finance committee and served on the audit and governance and nominating committees. From July 2006 to March 2009, she served as the non-executive Chair of Channel Reinsurance Ltd. From February 2005 until May 2007 she served on the board of Claire’s Stores Inc. where she served as chair of the compensation committee and as a member of the audit and governance and nominating committees. From July 2005 until May 2011 she served as a director of Ocwen Financial, where she served on the audit and governance and nominating committees. Previously, Ms. Clark Goss served as Chief Financial Officer of The Capital Markets Company from 1999 until 2001, Chief Financial Officer of Booz-Allen & Hamilton from 1995 to 1999 and in various senior executive positions at Prudential Insurance Company from 1981 until 1995, including President of Prudential Power Funding Associates, the investment arm of Prudential responsible for its portfolio of assets in electric and gas utilities and alternative energy projects, and Treasurer of Prudential. She began her career at The Chase Manhattan Bank. Ms. Clark Goss received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and an MBA degree from The Harvard Business School.

Richard Grigg

Mr. Richard R. Grigg is Independent Director of American Water Works Company Inc. he most recently served as Executive Vice President of FirstEnergy Corp. and President of FirstEnergy Utilities Group, a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio, until his retirement in March 2010. The business unit he led included FirstEnergy’s Energy Delivery Group, which includes seven electric utility operating companies in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, along with Customer Service and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Compliance. He first joined FirstEnergy in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining FirstEnergy, Mr. Grigg had a 34-year career at Wisconsin Energy Corporation, a public holding company, which we refer to as WEC, retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer of its subsidiary, WE Generation. He served in a variety of management positions at other WEC subsidiaries, including Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas Company, where he was President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr.Grigg also served as a director of WEC from 1995 to 2003. Mr. Grigg is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Akron Children’s Hospital and he also serves on the board of directors of Tangent Energy Solutions, Inc. Mr. Grigg is a former member of the board of directors of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, where he served as an associate member of The President’s Council, Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Grigg was President and served on the board of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mr. Grigg held professional engineer licenses in Ohio and Wisconsin.

Julia Johnson

Ms. Julia L. Johnson is Independent Director of American Water Works Company Inc. Ms. Johnson is president of NetCommunications, LLC, a strategy consulting firm specializing in the communications, energy, and information technology public policy arenas. she served on the Florida Public Service Commission from January 1992 until November 1999, serving as chairwoman from January 1997 to January 1999. Ms. Johnson has served on the board of directors of FirstEnergy Corp. since 2011, and the board of directors of Allegheny Energy, Inc. from 2003 until its merger with FirstEnergy Corp. in 2011. In addition, Ms. Johnson also serves on the board of directors of MasTec, Inc., a provider of telecommunications and energy infrastructure construction, and Northwestern Corporation, a provider of electricity and natural gas.

Karl Kurz

Mr. Karl F. Kurz is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kurz is currently a private investor in the energy industry. From September 2009 to September 2012, Mr. Kurz served as managing director, co-head of energy, and a member of the investment committee for CCMP Capital Advisors LLC, a leading global private equity firm. Prior to joining CCMP, Mr. Kurz spent nine years with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, lastly serving as Chief Operating Officer responsible for overseeing the company's global exploration, production, marketing, midstream and technology businesses. Prior to joining Anadarko, Mr. Kurz was general manager of midstream and marketing for Vastar Resources, Inc. where he managed the company's marketing of oil, natural gas liquids, gas and gas processing. Prior to joining Vastar in 1995, Mr. Kurz held various management positions at ARCO Oil and Gas Company in reservoir engineering, production operations, and financial trading. Mr. Kurz holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, graduating magna cum laude. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. Mr. Kurz also serves as a director of Semgroup Corporation (a public energy midstream company) since 2009 and of WPX Energy (a public independent oil and gas company) since January 2014. Mr. Kurz also serves as the Chairman of Siluria Technologies Inc. (a private energy technology company) where he has been director since 2013.

William Marrazzo

Mr. William J. Marrazzo is Independent Director of American Water Works Company Inc. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of WHYY, Inc., a public television and radio company, since 1997. Mr. Marrazzo served as Water Commissioner for the Philadelphia Water Department from 1971 to 1988 and Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia from 1983 to 1984. From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Marrazzo served as Chief Executive Officer of Roy F. Weston, Inc., an environmental and redevelopment firm that was a public company during his tenure. Mr. Marrazzo has been a member of the board of directors of Amerigas Partners, L.P. since April 2000, and currently serves on its audit and compensation committees.
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