Committee Chairs/Vice Chairs & Staff


2023 Committee Structure

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Awards Committee
James Kern - Chair
Gene Greco - Vice-Chair

Collection System Committee

Duk Shin - Chair
Christopher Patackis - Vice-Chair

Conference Committee
William LaPorte - Chair
James Degnan - Vice-Chair

Biosolids Committee
Charles Winslow - Chair
Richard Valiga - Vice Chair

Constitution & Bylaws Committee
M. John Schon- Chair
Daniel Slagle - Vice Chair

Editorial Committee
Janet Miklos - Chair/Editor
Karl Shellenberger - Vice-Chair

Engineering & Construction Committee
Robert Dengler - Chair
Matthew Chisnell - Vice-Chair

Exhibits & Sponsors Committee
Marilyn Baron - Chair
Christopher Boyd - Vice-Chair

Finance Committee
Christine Volkay-Hilditch - Chair
Meredith Welle - Vice-Chair

Government Affairs Committee
Michael Kyle  - Chair
Peggy Miller - Vice-Chair

Industrial/Pretreatment Committee
Jenna Bishop - Chair
Tori Morgan - Vice-Chair

IT/Social Media Committee
TBD - Chair
Chris Henry - Vice-Chair

Lab Practices Committee
Glenn DeBernardi - Chair
Ryan Gentzler - Vice-Chair

Membership Committee
Dennis Duryea - Chair
Daniel Slagle - Vice-Chair

Nominating Committee
Daniel Slagle - Chair
Dean Miller - Vice-Chair

Policy & Planning Committee
David Brown - Chair
Meredith Welle - Vice-Chair

Professional Operators Committee
Autumn Crawford - Chair
Casey Ericson - Vice-Chair

Program Committee
Jeff Cantwell - Chair
Robert Dengler - Vice-Chair

Public Education Committee
Elizabeth Cheeseman - Chair

Qian Zhang - Vice-Chair

Research Committee
Holly Frederick - Chair
TBD - Vice-Chair

Safety Committee
Shane Edge - Chair
TBD - Vice-Chair

Stormwater Committee
Nathan Walker - Chair
Beth Dutton - Vice-Chair

Students and Young Professionals Committee
Carolyn Christy - Chair
Nick Modany - Vice-Chair

Training Committee
Walter Higgins - Chair
TBD - Vice-Chair

Utility Management Committee
Mark Pickering - Chair
TBD - Vice-Chair

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Melanie Greene, Executive Director   effective January 1, 2024


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