PEOPLE: CWAA Adds New Board Members

Three new board members will join the Clean Water America Alliance. Agriculture, energy and water, as well as the Western United States are represented in the appointments of Dan Keppen, executive director of the Family Farm Alliance, Kristin Mayes, professor/director of sustainability at Arizona State University Law School, and John Salo, a senior vice president at Brown and Caldwell. ?The Alliance is as broad and diverse as the nature of water and the landscape of our country,? explains President Ben Grumbles. ?It?s great to have John, Kris and Dan on the board, adding invaluable insight on water, energy and food and how they are all connected, from East to West.?

The Alliance was formed in 2008 as a nonprofit educational organization whose goal is to unite people and policies. ?We?re proud of the Alliance board?s diversity among regions, sectors and disciplines,? says Dick Champion, Chairman of the Alliance.? ?Dan, Kris and John continue that tradition and help us to bring people together to advance water sustainability.? ?

Dan Keppen has 22 years of experience in water resources engineering, planning, policy and advocacy in the Western United States. For the past five years, he has served as executive director of the Family Farm Alliance, a non-profit organization that advocates for agricultural water users in 17 Western states.
Kristin Mayes served as Commissioner of the Arizona Corporation Commission from 2003-2010. She devoted much of her time there to pipeline safety, renewable energy and natural gas issues.? Mayes now directs a new program at the Arizona State University Law School focused on sustainability.

John Salo has 40 years of environmental engineering experience and has served in leadership roles for major water and wastewater planning and design projects for utilities throughout the United States. In recent years, he has focused on utility management consulting including strategic planning, organizational and financial assessments, asset management and regulatory issues.

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