The WateReuse Association has named Patricia Sinicropi as its new Executive Director, effective September 5. She previously served as the Senior Legislative Director for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and has extensive experience in federal advocacy with both Congress and federal agencies. Sinicropi brings a wealth of knowledge and skills in advancing the legislative, regulatory and funding priorities of wastewater utilities and related businesses. She replaces Melissa L. Meeker, who is now the CEO of the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), which collaborates closely with WateReuse.
Five new members have been elected to the Board of Directors to help lead the organization in advancing laws, regulations, funding and public acceptance for water recycling: Jon Freedman, VP of Global Partnerships & Government Affairs for GE’s global water business unit, will increase the influence and impact of the association’s federal advocacy effort. B. Narayanan, CEO of Carollo Engineers, brings a wealth of business acumen, experience and expertise to the organization. Named a 2017 Northern Virginian of the Year, Karan Pallansch is CEO of Alexandria Renew Enterprises, one of the most advanced resource-recovery public utilities in the US. Paul Steinbrecher is Director of Permitting and Regulatory Conformance for JEA, the largest community-owned utility company in Florida. Norma Camacho, Interim CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Water District in California, will serve the remainder of the term for recently retired Jim Fiedler.