Testimonials

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After twenty-seven years of professional conferences, seminars and executive leadership sessions, I thought I had experienced just about everything, well I was wrong. The Water & Wastewater Leadership proved that listening and learning is a lifelong adventure and when you have professionals with varied backgrounds it can make the learning fun and meaningful.”
Guy Boyle, 2016 Alumnus, Executive Vice President of Business Operations & CFO, Macon Water Authority, GA, Class of 2016

“The Water & Wastewater Leadership Center clarified the significant differences between management and leadership – and provided me with many tools and a different perspective to make the most of the second half of my career.”
James Wallace, 2013 Alumnus, Director of Water Services, Portland Water District, ME

“It was an honor to participate with fellow water and wastewater professionals in the 2016 Class of the Water & Wastewater Leadership Center. The instructors were wonderful and I was able to immediately implement the knowledge and skills that were obtained in the two week executive training program. As our industry and workforce changes, the tools provided will prove to be invaluable in leading innovation in the water quality field.”

Christel Dyer, 2016 Alumnus, Senior Plant Manager, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, VA

“The Leadership Center provided a forum to raise awareness of the issues facing investor owned utilities and the opportunity to network and interact with leaders from some of the largest water and wastewater utilities in the country was invaluable. I know that I am a more effective leader because of my experience at the Water and Wastewater Leadership Center.”
Craig Blanchette, 2012 Alumnus, Vice President/Operations Manager, Aqua Illinois, IL

“The experience was awesome! The instructors were knowledgeable and kept the class engaged. Also presented recent events and concerns and realistic scenarios in class and workshops. I appreciated the time to get the perspectives from the other participants as well.”
Andy Rossiter, 2016 Alumnus, Superintendent, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, OH

“The Water & Wastewater Leadership Center provided me invaluable management and leadership tools and allowed me to build new relationships and friendships with many of my industry peers from across the country.”
Adel H. Hagekhalil, P.E. BCEE, 2002 Alumnus, Assistant Director, City of Los Angeles – LA Sanitation, CA

“Simply put, this is a World Class Leadership Program administered by World Class practitioners. Each session was engaging and I learned a great deal from my cohort of outstanding water and wastewater professionals. A significant value to me was gaining self-awareness about my leadership style. I am certain this will help me make major strides in the art of leading people.”
Calvin D. Farr, Jr., P.E., 2016 Alumnus, Group Leader, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, MD

“The Water & Wastewater Leadership Center provided me with broad exposure to a number of relevant disciplines taught by a top-notch, experienced faculty. The leadership skills and training this program provided are invaluable as we each return to our own utilities with a renewed sense of purpose and a deeper set of professional relationships. It is an excellent program and I highly recommend it to any aspiring or current leader in the water/wastewater industry.”
Mark Kim, 2014 Alumnus, Chief Financial Officer, DC Water, DC