Kevin Watsey, New Jersey American Water’s government affairs manager, has been appointed to the American Water Works Association- New Jersey (AWWA-NJ) Board of Trustees. Along with the other members of the board, Watsey will work with the Association’s committees to provide leadership and guidance on addressing the state’s water challenges.
“I look forward to working more with my colleagues of AWWA-NJ to help prepare New Jersey to meet water supply demands as well as infrastructure and quality challenges,” said Watsey. “I am proud to represent a group of individuals who we can count on to provide us the best quality water.”
Watsey joined New Jersey American Water in 2006 as a communications specialist. Since transitioning to government affairs, he now works closely with 189 mayors of the towns that New Jersey American Water serves to address their issues.
Prior to joining New Jersey American Water, Watsey spent five years as an advocate for Rutgers University in Washington DC. He was also a staff assistant in the Washington office of former New Jersey Senator Robert Torricelli. Watsey is a Board member of the Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey, an active member of New Jersey Utilities Association, and co-chair of the New Jersey Business and industry Association’s Camden County Employer Legislative Committee.Watsey holds a Bachelors Degree in American Studies from Rowan University. AWWA NJ has more than 1,750 members, who are united in a mission to ensure that the residents and businesses in New Jersey have safe drinking water. Most of New Jersey's major water utilities, both public and investor-owned, are active members of AWWA NJ along with engineering, environmental and partner industry professionals New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.