The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has hired Beate M. Wright as Executive Director of the Washington, DC office. She will contribute to the strategic direction of WRF as part of the Senior Management Team and director of Subscribers Services and Communications and Marketing, and manage the organization’s engagement with various federal agencies. A 20-year veteran in water quality and treatment, Wright most recently served as Director of Operations of Loudoun Water. She has been an active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and currently serves as the VA Section representative as Director on AWWA’s board. In 2012, AWWA awarded Wright the George Warren Fuller Award for her distinguished service to the water supply field. Additionally, Wright served on the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Supply Plan Advisory Panel and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Regulatory Advisory Panel. Wright received a Bachelor of Science in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University, a Masters in environmental engineering from Manhattan College, and is a licensed PE.