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American Water Works Company Inc (AWK.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Karl Kurz

56 2018 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Susan Story

58 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Linda Sullivan

54 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Deborah Degillio

46 2016 President of American Water Enterprises

Walter Lynch

55 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Sgro

59 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Radhakrishnan Swaminathan

56 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Information Officer

Melanie Kennedy

44 2017 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Brian Chin

44 2017 Senior Vice President, Planning and Strategy Integration

Loyd Warnock

58 2017 Senior Vice President - External Affairs and Business Development

Melissa Wikle

52 2016 Vice President, Controller

Charles Witherspoon

50 2018 Vice President, Treasurer

Edward Vallejo

55 2016 Vice President - Financial Planning and Investor Relations

Bradley Okoniewski

51 2017 Vice President, Safety and Environmental Leadership

Jeffrey Edwards

57 2018 Independent Director

Martha Goss

68 2003 Independent Director

Veronica Hagen

72 2016 Independent Director

Julia Johnson

55 2008 Independent Director

James Stavridis

63 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Karl Kurz

Mr. Karl F. Kurz has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective May 11, 2018. He was 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.

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 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. On April 27, 2017, Ms. Sullivan was elected to the Board of Directors of NorthWestern Corp. and serves on its Audit Committee. In addition, Ms. Sullivan serves on the board of directors of University of Maryland University College Ventures and on its Audit & Finance Committee and is a member of the EPA’s Finance Advisory Board.

Deborah Degillio

Ms. Deborah A. Degillio is President of American Water Enterprises of the company. Ms. Degillio has been President of AWE 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 AWE 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 2016, as Chief Operating Officer of Regulated Operations from February 2010 to December 2015, and President of Regulated Operations from July 2008 to December 2015. Mr. Lynch joined us in 2001. Mr. Lynch is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Water Companies and serves on its Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Lynch also serves on the Water Research Foundation Board of Trustees.

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.

Radhakrishnan Swaminathan

Mr. Radhakrishnan Swaminathan is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Swaminathan has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of the Company since November 1, 2017. Mr. Swaminathan joined the Company in March 2016 as our Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. Prior to that, from October 2012 through February 2016, he served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities, of WIPRO Technologies. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Smart Grid Technologies at NextEra Energy, Inc. from January 2009 through September 2012.

Melanie Kennedy

Ms. Melanie M. Kennedy is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Ms. Kennedy has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources. From August 2014 until February 2017, Ms. Kennedy served as Vice President, Human Resources of the Company, and from August 2012 to August 2014, she served as Director, Human Resources in our Northeast Division. Ms. Kennedy initially joined the Company in 2007, and before that time, she practiced law for nine years.

Brian Chin

Mr. Brian Chin is Senior Vice President, Planning and Strategy Integration of the Company. Mr. Chin joined the Company as its Senior Vice President, Planning and Strategy Integration on June 20, 2017. Prior to joining the Company, from May 2013 to April 2017, Mr. Chin served as the lead utility analyst for the North America research function at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Chin worked in Electric Utilities Research at Citigroup. Within that period, Mr. Chin was the global head of Electric Utilities Research for Citigroup.

Loyd Warnock

Mr. Loyd (Aldie) Warnock is Senior Vice President - External Affairs and Business Development of the Company. Mr. Warnock has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Business Development since August 1, 2017. From April 2014 to July 31, 2017, Mr. Warnock served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Communications and Public Policy. 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. Mr. Warnock serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Water Companies and on the Executive Advisory Board of the Mississippi State University College of Business.

Melissa Wikle

Ms. Melissa K. Wikle is 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.

Charles Witherspoon

Mr. Charles Witherspoon is Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He has over 24 years of collective experience in corporate treasury, marketing, finance and audit roles. Mr. Witherspoon joined the Company in January 2016 as its Assistant Treasurer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Witherspoon served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Treasurer of Church & Dwight Co., Inc., a publicly-traded packaged goods company, from December 2007 to January 2016. Before that, Mr. Witherspoon held finance and treasury roles for Johnson & Johnson and FMC Corporation. Mr. Witherspoon is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional.

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.

Bradley Okoniewski

Mr. Bradley A. Okoniewski is Vice President, Safety and Environmental Leadership of the Company. Vice President, Safety and Environmental Leadership. Mr. Okoniewski joined the Company on May 1, 2017 as its Vice President, Safety and Environmental Leadership. Prior to that, from April 2016 to May 2017, Mr. Okoniewski served as the global environmental, occupational health and safety director for Campbell Soup Company, a publicly-traded consumer products company based in Camden, New Jersey. Prior to that, Mr. Okoniewski served as the global director, safety, health and environmental affairs for Carpenter Technology Company, a publicly-traded specialty metals company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from February 2013 to March 2016.

Jeffrey Edwards

Mr. Jeffrey N. Edwards is appointed as Independent Director of the Company., effective March 1, 2018. He is partner and chief operating officer at investment advisor New Vernon Capital. Prior to New Vernon Capital, Edwards capped a 22-year career at Merrill Lynch & Co. as vice chairman, and, prior to that, chief financial officer. His previous positions at Merrill Lynch include Head of Origination, Americas, Head of Global Capital Markets and Co-Head of Global Equities. He began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank as a credit auditor. Edwards currently serves on the board of directors of Raymond James Financial, Inc. and Medusind, Inc., and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Pingry School. He previously served on the policy and finance committees of the board of directors of NASDAQ. Edwards received his bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Physics from Haverford College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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.

James Stavridis

Admiral James Stavridis has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company., effective March 1, 2018. He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, has more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Navy, including serving as commander of U.S. Southern Command, Commander of European Command and as Supreme Allied Commander, NATO, and rose to the rank of 4-star admiral. He is currently Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and Chairman of the U.S. Naval Institute Board of Directors. He also serves on the board of directors of the Neuberger Berman Mutual Funds and NFP Corp., a privately held insurance brokerage firm. Stavridis earned a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy and a Ph.D. in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is also a distinguished graduate of both the National and Naval War Colleges. He holds various decorations and awards, including two awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and five awards of the Legion of Merit.