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American Water Works Company Inc (AWK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George MacKenzie

68 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

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

Paul Evanson

75 2013 Independent Director

Martha Goss

68 2003 Independent Director

Veronica Hagen

71 2016 Independent Director

Julia Johnson

54 2008 Independent Director

Karl Kurz

55 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George MacKenzie

Mr. George MacKenzie, Jr., is Independent Chairman of the Board of American Water Works Company Inc. His Other Current Public Company Boards: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., an acquirer and developer of technology companies, since February 2003. Tractor Supply Company, a U.S. retailer, since May 2007. Past Public Company Boards: C&D Technologies, Inc., from March 1999 to December 2010. traffic.com, from December 2005 to March 2007. Central Vermont Public Service Corp., from May 2001 to May 2006. Hercules Incorporated, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, from April 2000 to June 2001. Business Experience: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of P.H. Glatfelter Company, a specialty paper manufacturer, from September 2001 to June 2002. Various senior management positions, including most recently President, Chemical Specialties and Chief Financial Officer, Hercules Incorporated, a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, from 1979 to 2001. Other Positions: Member, American and the Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. Member, Financial Executives Institute and Institute of Management Accountants. Education: Bachelor of Science, Business-Finance and Economics, University of Delaware. Masters in Business Administration, University of Chicago. Experience and Qualifications to Serve on the Board: Mr. MacKenzie’s extensive service on public company boards of directors enables him to provide valuable insights into our corporate governance. His lengthy experience in operational and financial management enables him to provide useful insights on executive management considerations. His financial executive experience, coupled with his public accounting background, gives him an intimate knowledge of financial matters.

Susan Story

Ms. Susan N. Story is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Her Other Current Public Company Boards: Raymond James Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company. Director since 2008., Lead director since January 2016. Dominion Resources, Inc., a transporter and producer of energy, since January 2017. Business Experience: President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, since May 2014. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, from April 2013 to May 2014. Thirty-one years at Southern Company and its subsidiaries, including: Southern Company executive officer, from 2003 to 2013. President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Company Services, from 2011 to 2013. President and Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Power Company, from 2003 to 2010. Executive Vice President, Engineering and Construction, Southern Company, from 2001 to 2003. Senior Vice President, Southern Power Company, from 2002 to 2003. Other Positions: Board of Directors, Bipartisan Policy Center (the “BPC”), and Co-Chair of the BPC’s National Infrastructure Project, addressing public-private initiatives to replace the country’s aging infrastructure in various sectors Board of Directors, US Water Alliance. Board of Directors, Alliance to Save Energy. Member, Moffitt Cancer Center Board of Advisors, Tampa, Florida. Board of Directors, Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey United Way. Education: Bachelor of Science, Auburn University. Masters in Business Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Post-Doctoral Training in Finance, University of Alabama. Post-Doctoral Training, Birmingham School of Law.

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. (Mike) 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.

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.

Paul Evanson

Mr. Paul J. Evanson is Independent Director of American Water Works Company, Inc. Mr. Evanson serves as Chairman of Allegheny Energy, Inc., from 2003 until the company’s merger with FirstEnergy Corp. in February 2011. Mr. Evanson Business Experience: Chief Executive Officer and President of Allegheny Energy, Inc. from 2003 until the company’s merger with FirstEnergy Corp. in February 2011 and Executive Vice Chair of FirstEnergy until his retirement in May 2011 · Former President of Florida Power & Light Company. Former President of Lynch Corporation. Leadership positions with Moore McCormack Resources and Arthur Anderson & Co. Other Positions: Chairman, Board of the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council, a non-profit company that ensures and enhances the reliability and adequacy of bulk electricity in Florida. Board of Directors, Edison Electric Institute, an association of shareholder-owned electric companies., Board of Directors, North American Electricity Reliability Council, a group that was formed in 1968 by electric companies to promote the reliability and adequacy of the nation’s power grid. His Education: Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and Doctor of Commercial Science Degree (honorary), St. John’s University, Juris Doctor, Columbia Law School, Master of Laws, New York University School of Law. His Experience and Qualifications to Serve on the Board: Mr. Evanson has extensive executive experience in the electric industry, including his leadership of a company with both significant regulated and unregulated operations, that enables him to provide important insights regarding various aspects of our business, which includes both regulated and unregulated operations. Mr. Evanson’s success in addressing difficult financial conditions upon assuming leadership at Allegheny Energy underscores his ability to provide valuable perspectives with respect to strategic planning, finance and risk management matters.

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. Her Other Current Public Company Boards: Neuberger Berman Mutual Funds, since 2007. Allianz Life Insurance Company of New York, since 2005. Past Public Company Boards: Dexter Corporation. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation. Claire’s Stores Inc. Ocwen Financial Corporation. Foster Wheeler Corporation. Business Experience: 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. Chief Financial Officer of The Capital Markets Company, from 1999 until 2001. Chief Financial Officer of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (formerly Booz-Allen Hamilton Inc.), from 1995 to 1999. Various senior executive positions at Prudential Insurance Company, or Prudential, from 1981 until 1995, including President of Prudential Power Funding Associates, the investment arm of Prudential responsible for electric and gas utilities and alternative energy projects, and Treasurer of Prudential. Began her career at The Chase Manhattan Bank. Other Positions: Trustee Emerita, Brown University. Trustee and Treasurer Brown University from 1987 to 1998. Member of the Board of the Museum for American Finance. Member and Past President, director and audit committee chair of the Financial Women’s Association of New York. Member of the Committee of 200, a women’s professional organization. Education: Bachelor of Arts, Brown University. Masters of Business Administration, The Harvard Business School. Experience and Qualifications to Serve on the Board: Ms. Goss’ extensive financial, investment, and governance experience provides valuable insights to the Audit Committee, the Finance and Risk Committee and the Board.

Veronica Hagen

Ms. Veronica M. Hagen is Independent Director of the Company. Her Other Current Public Company Boards: Southern Company, a transporter and producer of energy, since 2008 (Lead Independent Director from 2014 to 2016) Newmont Mining Corporation, a producer of gold, since 2005 Past Public Company Boards: Polymer Group, Inc., from 2007 to 2015 Jacuzzi Brands, Inc., from 2004 to 2007. Business Experience: Chief Executive Officer of Polymer Group, Inc. (now known as AVINTIV Specialty Materials Inc.), a global manufacturer of specialty materials, from April 2007 to August 2013. President and Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Paper North America, a division of a South African-based pulp and paper company, from 2004 to 2007. Various executive positions with Alcoa, Inc., including as Vice President and Chief Customer Officer and President, Alcoa Engineered Products, from 1998 to 2004. Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Southern California. Experience and Qualifications to Serve on the Board: Ms. Hagen has over 35 years of executive experience in global operational management and commercial business leadership, including serving as the chief executive officer of two successful public companies. Ms. Hagen has extensive experience and past service as a public company board member. Ms. Hagen also has significant leadership in the areas of employee engagement, customer service, strategic planning and business growth.

Julia Johnson

Ms. Julia L. Johnson J.D., is Independent Director of American Water Works Company Inc. Her Other Current Public Company Boards: MasTec, Inc., a utility infrastructure contractor, since 2002. NorthWestern Corporation, a transporter and producer of energy, since 2004. FirstEnergy Corp., a transporter and producer of energy, since 2011. Past Public Company Boards: Allegheny Energy, Inc., from 2003 until its merger with FirstEnergy Corp. in 2011. Business Experience: President of Net Communications, LLC, a strategy consulting firm specializing in the communications, energy and information technology public policy arenas. Other Positions: Florida Public Service Commission, from January 1992 until November 1999, including chairwoman from January 1997 to January 1999. Chair, Florida’s Information Service Technology Development Task Force, from November 1999 to July 2001. Chair, Multicultural Media Telecom and Internet Council. Independent Trustee, National Urban League. Chair, Emerging Issues Policy Forum. Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Florida. Juris Doctor, University of Florida College of Law. Experience and Qualifications to Serve on the Board: Ms. Johnson’s service on a state public service commission with regulatory oversight over Florida’s electric, telecommunications and water and wastewater industries, as well as her current leadership of a firm specializing in regulatory analysis and legal strategy, enables her to provide valuable perspectives on regulatory and public policy matters affecting our operations.

Karl Kurz

Mr. Karl F. Kurz is Independent Director of the Company. His Other Current Public Company Boards: SemGroup Corporation, a public energy midstream company, since 2009. WPX Energy, Inc., a public independent oil and gas company, since 2014. Past Public Company Boards: Global Geophysical Services, Inc., from 2011 to 2015. Western Gas Partners, from 2007 to 2009. Business Experience: Mr. Kurz is a private investor in the energy industry. Chairman of Siluria Technologies Inc., a private energy technology company, since 2013. Managing Director, Co-Head of Energy, and a Member of the Investment Committee of CCMP Capital Advisors LLC, a leading global private equity firm, from 2009 to 2012. Various executive and management positions with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, including most recently Chief Operating Officer, from 2000 to 2009. General Manager, Midstream and Marketing, Vastar Resources, Inc. Various management positions at ARCO Oil and Gas Company, in reservoir engineering, production operations, and financial trading. Education: Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University. Advanced Management Program graduate, Harvard Business School. Experience and Qualifications to Serve on the Board: Mr. Kurz’s long history of working in the oil and gas industry is invaluable as we continue our strategic growth in providing sustainable water services to customers in the natural gas exploration and production industry, and in pursuing the potential opportunities in the national water-energy nexus discussion, smart water grid development, and water supply solutions. His experience in finance and capital markets brings additional insights to the Board.

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