WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser has been named the 2018 Inspiring Leader Award winner by the Association Forum of Chicagoland. Undesser was recognized for establishing a culture leading to employee satisfaction, motivation, engagement and achievement at the WQA. Each year, the Association Forum notes the achievements of outstanding leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to the association profession. Undesser has worked for WQA since 2007, serving as Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs and Water Quality Research Foundation Executive Director before accepting the role of Executive Director in January 2017. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s Degree in biochemistry from Northern Illinois University. Undesser also is a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
Kelli Fleischmann is the Association’s new Product Certification Director, in charge of the prestigious Gold Seal and Sustainability programs. Fleischmann most recently served as Business Development Manager for Ahstrom-Munksjo, where she was responsible for commercial development and new market penetration. She spent several years with NSF International, serving in a variety of positions including General Manager of Global Water Systems and the Drinking Water Treatment Unit.