AWWA Names Via Director of Federal Relations

American Water Works Association Executive Director of Government Affairs Tracy Mehan recently announced that Steve Via has been promoted to Director of Federal Relations of the association. Via was formerly AWWA’s Regulatory Affairs Manager.

In partnership with association volunteers, Via will lead the development of programs to initiate, evaluate, respond and comment on regulatory issues within the framework of association policy as the Director of Federal Relations. He is considered to be a national expert of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and water utilities.

During his tenure at AWWA, Via has been a key advisor to staff and other stakeholders on a variety of regulatory topics, including lead.

Via is based in AWWA’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C. He replaces Alan Roberson, who recently retired from AWWA.

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