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American Water Works Company Inc (AWK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George MacKenzie

67 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Susan Story

57 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Linda Sullivan

53 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Deborah Degillio

45 2016 President of American Water Enterprises

Walter Lynch

54 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Sgro

58 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Brenda Holdnak

63 2016 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Mark Strauss

65 2010 Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Loyd Warnock

57 2014 Senior Vice President - External Affairs, Communications and Public Policy

Melissa Wikle

51 2016 Vice President, Controller

Jennifer Gambol

41 2016 Vice President, Treasurer

Edward Vallejo

55 2016 Vice President - Financial Planning and Investor Relations

Eric Beaumont

2017 Vice President - Strategic Business Development

Julie Dobson

59 2009 Independent Director

Paul Evanson

74 2013 Independent Director

Martha Goss

67 2003 Independent Director

Veronica Hagen

71 2016 Independent Director

Julia Johnson

53 2008 Independent Director

Karl Kurz

54 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George MacKenzie

Mr. George MacKenzie is Independent Chairman of the Board of American Water Works Company Inc. Mr. MacKenzie has served as our Chairman of the Board since May 2006. 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 nominating and corporate governance committee, and of Tractor Supply Company since May 2007, where he also is a member of the audit committee and compensation 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., an environmental services company, and the Board of Trustees of the Medical Center of Delaware. Mr. MacKenzie 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 the company. Ms. Story has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since May 2014. Ms. Story served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from April 2013 until May 2014. Prior to joining American Water, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Company Services, a subsidiary of Southern Company, from January 2011 until March 2013 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Power Company, also a subsidiary of Southern Company, from 2003 until December 2010. Since 2008, Ms. Story has served as a member of the board of directors of Raymond James Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company, and as lead director since 2016. On January 24, 2017, Ms. Story was elected to the board of directors of Dominion Resources, Inc., a producer and transporter of energy.

Linda Sullivan

Ms. Linda G. Sullivan is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. Ms. Sullivan has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 1, 2016 and the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2014 to December 31, 2015. Prior to joining American Water, Ms. Sullivan served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Southern California Edison Company, a subsidiary of Edison International, from July 2009 until May 2014, and Vice President and Controller of both Edison International and Southern California Edison Company, from July 2004 until July 2009. Ms. Sullivan is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Certified Management Accountant. In addition, Ms. Sullivan serves on the board of directors of University of Maryland University College Ventures and serves on its Audit & Finance Committee.

Deborah Degillio

Ms. Deborah Degillio is President of American Water Enterprises of the company. Ms. Degillio has been President of American Water Enterprises since May 2016. From January 2015 to May 2016, Ms. Degillio served as the Company’s Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to that time, Ms. Degillio served as Vice President of Finance of American Water Enterprises from November 2013 to February 2015, as a Vice President in the Company’s Finance team for its Eastern Division from June 2009 until October 2013, and as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for American Water’s then Western states, from April 2007 until May 2009.

Walter Lynch

Mr. Walter J. Lynch is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. Mr. Lynch has over 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. Mr. Lynch has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 1, 2016, as Chief Operating Officer of Regulated Operations from February 26, 2010 to December 31, 2015, and President of Regulated Operations from July 2008 to December 31, 2015. Mr. Lynch joined us in 2001. 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 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. Mr. Sgro has over 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. He has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 1, 2016 and its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from February 2015 to January 2016. Prior to that, he served as the Company’s Interim General Counsel and Secretary from January 2015 until February 2015 and as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of American Water’s Northeast Division beginning in 2002.

Brenda Holdnak

Dr. Brenda J. Holdnak is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Dr. Holdnak has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President Human Resources since January 1, 2016 and its Vice President Human Resources from January 19, 2015 to December 31, 2015. Prior to joining American Water, she served as President of Holdnak and Associates Consulting, a human resources consulting firm, from June 2014 to December 2014. Prior to that time, she served as Director of Talent Management of The Babcock & Wilcox Company, from March 2011 to June 2014. Previously, she served as Director of Change Management and Organizational Development of Medtronic, Inc. from May 2010 to March 2011 and an Executive Consultant/Principal of the Henly Consulting Group from July 2006 to January 2011. Dr. Holdnak has announced her retirement from the Company effective March 1, 2017.

Mark Strauss

Mr. Mark F. Strauss is Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Business Development of the company. Mr. Strauss has been our Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development since September 2010. From December 2006 to September 2010, Mr. Strauss served as President of American Water Enterprises. In January 2016, Mr. Strauss was appointed to the Board of Directors of Fulton Financial Corporation, a Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based financial holding company, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, its wholly owned bank subsidiary.

Loyd Warnock

Mr. Loyd (Aldie) Warnock is a Senior Vice President - External Affairs, Communications and Public Policy of the company. Mr. Warnock has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Communications and Public Policy since April 2014. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Midwest Independent System Operator, Inc., a non-profit, self-governing organization, from March 2011 to April 2014. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of External Affairs for Allegheny Energy, Inc. from December 2005 to February 2011 and Senior Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs at Mirant Corporation from July 2004 to November 2005.

Melissa Wikle

Ms. Melissa K. Wikle is a Vice President, Controller of the Company. Ms. Wikle joined the Company in July 2016 as its Vice President and Controller, and assumed the duties of the Company’s principal accounting officer in August 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Wikle served as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a publicly-traded worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, since April 2011. Ms. Wikle is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jennifer Gambol

Ms. Jennifer Gambol is a Vice President and Treasurer of the company. Ms. Gambol has served as the Company’s Vice President and Treasurer since May 2016. From February 2015 to May 2016, Ms. Gambol served as Vice President of Finance of American Water Enterprises. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Gambol served as Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations of The J.G. Wentworth Company, a diversified financial services company focused on direct-to-consumer financing, since July 2012. From May 2003 to July 2012, Ms. Gambol held various finance, accounting and financial reporting roles at E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

Edward Vallejo

Mr. Edward Vallejo is Vice President - Financial Planning and Investor Relations of American Water Works Company, Inc. Prior to his current role as vice president of Financial Strategy, Planning and Decision Support, Vallejo served as vice president of Investor Relations at American Water from 2006 to 2014. In that role, he created a comprehensive investor relations program in preparation for the company's initial public offering in April 2008. Previously, he had served as the chief financial officer of Thames Water Chile, where he was responsible for all aspects of financial strategy, processes and operations. From 1999 to 2005, Vallejo held various positions of increasing responsibility with American Water, including vice president of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and treasurer. He began his career in the utilities sector in 1994 as an investment banker for PaineWebber, covering electric, gas and water companies and completing numerous equity, debt and M&A transactions. Vallejo holds a bachelor's degree in economics from New York Institute of Technology and a master's degree in business administration from New York University.

Eric Beaumont

Mr. Eric Beaumont serves as Vice President - Strategic Business Development of the Company. In this new role, Beaumont will work with Strauss and other senior leadership and the Business Development teams in both the regulated and market-based businesses to identify, evaluate and execute growth strategies for the company. Beaumont most recently worked at Barclays as a Chartered Financial Analyst covering water, power and utility stocks. Prior to joining Barclays, he served as a director and portfolio manager at UBS O'Connor, also covering the U.S. utility sector. Before UBS O'Connor, Beaumont was a partner at Copia Capital, LLC as a lead sector analyst for the U.S. utility sector. He has held positions of senior engagement manager with Navigant Consulting and senior safety analysis engineer in the Nuclear Fuel Services group at Commonwealth Edison. Beaumont earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Strategic Management degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

Julie Dobson

Ms. Julie A. Dobson is Independent Director of American Water Works Company Inc. Ms. Dobson served as the chair of our Audit Committee since 2014. She is also a member of our Nominating Committee. She 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 what has become 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 has served on the board of directors of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. since 2003, where she chairs the compensation committee and serves on the nominating and governance committee. From September 2011 to October 2015, she served on the board of directors of RS Legacy Corporation (formerly RadioShack Corporation), where she chaired the management development and compensation committee, and from September 2002 to May 2014, she served on the board of directors of PNM Resources, Inc., most recently as lead independent director. Ms. Dobson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Paul Evanson

Mr. Paul J. Evanson is Independent Director of American Water Works Company, Inc. Mr. Evanson serves as Chair of the Compensation Committee and also serves as a member of the Finance and Risk Committee. 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. Goss currently serves as the Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. She served as Chair of the Audit Committee from February 2006 until April 2014. Ms. 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 2010 until 2014 and has served as the chair of the governance and nominating committee since 2014. Ms. Goss 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, from 2003 until 2014. Previously, Ms. Goss served as Chief Financial Officer of The Capital Markets Company from 1999 until 2001, the Chief Financial Officer of Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc. 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. Goss received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and an MBA degree from The Harvard Business School. She served as a Trustee and Treasurer of Brown University from 1987 to 1998 and remains a Trustee Emerita, and she is currently a member of the Board of the Museum for American Finance. She is a member and Past President, director and audit committee chair of the Financial Women’s Association of New York and is a member of The Committee of 200, a women’s professional organization.

Veronica Hagen

Ms. Veronica M. Hagen is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Hagen is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating Committee. From April 2007 through August 2013, Ms. Hagen was the Chief Executive Officer of Polymer Group, Inc. (now known as AVINTIV Specialty Materials Inc.), a global manufacturer of specialty materials. From 2004 to 2007, Ms. Hagen was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Paper North America, a division of a South African-based pulp and paper company. From 1998 to 2004, Ms. Hagen served in various executive positions with Alcoa, Inc., including as Vice President and Chief Customer Officer and President, Alcoa Engineered Products. Ms. Hagen served on the board of directors of Polymer Group, Inc. and as the chair of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee from August 2013 until October 2015. She also has served on the board of Southern Company since 2008 and as its Lead Director since 2014, and also serves on its Compensation and Management Succession Committee and its Nuclear/Operations Committee. Since 2005, she also has served on the board of directors of Newmont Mining Corporation, a gold producer, and currently serves as chair of its Leadership Development and Compensation Committee and its Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

Julia Johnson

Ms. Julia L. Johnson J.D., is Independent Director of American Water Works Company Inc. Ms. Johnson is the Chair of our Nominating Committee and also serves on our Compensation Committee. Ms. Johnson is president of NetCommunications, LLC, a strategy consulting firm specializing in the communications, energy and information technology public policy arenas. Ms. Johnson 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 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 a member of our Nominating Committee and our Finance and Risk Committee. 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, most recently 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 also serves as a director of Semgroup Corporation, a public energy midstream company, since 2009 and of WPX Energy, Inc., 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. Mr. Kurz holds a Bachelor of Science degree 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.