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.