The Water Council
Retired Executive Chairman, A.O. Smith Corporation
President, Greater Milwaukee Committee
President & CEO, Rexnord Corporation
President & CEO, Sloan Valve Company
President & CEO, Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc.
Commissioner, Department of Neighborhood Services, City of Milwaukee Member, Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
President, One Water Solutions LLC
Katherine M. Gehl
Mary Jean Huston
State Director, The Nature Conservancy
CD Smith Construction
President, Marquette University
Principal, Matthews Strategic Services, LLC
Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Executive Vice President/Co-Head, Technology Banking Group, Wells Fargo
Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Executive Vice President, A.O. Smith Corporation
Vice President, Sector Strategy Development Division, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Deon van As
Vice President, Global Supply Chain Excellence, MolsonCoors
Founded on a century of discovering inventive solutions for water issues, The Water Council was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With a mission of aligning the regional freshwater research community with water-related industries, we take great pride in having coalesced the leading water technology cluster in the United States as one of the most powerful in the world.
Headquartered in the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Water Council links together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), acclaimed academic research programs and some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic water professionals. The driving force behind this success is the spirit of collaboration between public, private and academic sectors and the shared commitment to finding innovative solutions to critical global water issues.
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