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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George MacKenzie

67 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Susan Story

56 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Linda Sullivan

52 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Sharon Cameron

59 2010 President of American Water Enterprises

Walter Lynch

53 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Sgro

57 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Brenda Holdnak

62 2016 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Mark Strauss

64 2010 Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Loyd Warnock

56 2014 Senior Vice President - External Affairs, Communications and Public Policy

Melissa Wikle

51 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Deborah Degillio

44 2015 Vice President, Treasurer

Edward Vallejo

55 2016 Vice President - Financial Planning and Investor Relations

Julie Dobson

59 2009 Independent Director

Paul Evanson

74 2013 Independent Director

Martha Goss

67 2003 Independent Director

Richard Grigg

67 2008 Independent Director

Veronica Hagen

70 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 American Water Works Company, Inc. Ms. Story has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2014 and joined American Water as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. 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 regulated electric wholesale generation and telecommunications, including both wireless and fiber optic communications, in multiple states across the country. Ms. Story was an executive officer of Southern Company from 2003 until she joined the Company. 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 as Lead Independent Director of Raymond James Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company, and as a director of the Bipartisan Policy Center (the “BPC”) and the Alliance to Save Energy. She also co-chairs the BPC’s National Infrastructure Project, addressing public-private initiatives to replace the country’s aging infrastructure in various sectors. In addition, Ms. Story is a member of the Moffitt Cancer Center Board of Advisors in Tampa, Florida.

Linda Sullivan

Ms. Linda G. Sullivan has been Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the American Water Works Company, Inc. She served as Principal Accounting Officer until effective July 19, 2016. 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 a subsidiary 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 Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American Water Works Company, Inc. 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 American Water Works Company, Inc., since January 1, 2016 . He served as 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

Ms. Brenda J. Holdnak is Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. Ms. 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.

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.

Loyd Warnock

Mr. Loyd (Aldie) Warnock serves as the 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.

Melissa Wikle

Ms. Melissa K. Wikle has been Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company., effective August 5, 2016. Since April 2011, Ms. Wikle has been employed by Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a publicly-traded worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, serving as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.

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 - 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.

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.

Richard Grigg

Mr. Richard R. Grigg is Independent Director of American Water Works Company Inc. Mr. Grigg serves as a member of our Audit Committee and our Compensation Committee. Mr. Grigg 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 April 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 on the Board of Trustees of the Akron Children’s Hospital and he also serves on the board of directors of Tangent Energy Solutions, Inc., which provides commercial and industrial customers with technology solutions in the energy market. 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.

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.