California American Water President Robert MacLean has been appointed to the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest, broad-based business advocate to government in California. Made up of 100 top executives from member companies throughout California, CalChamber is a not-for-profit organization promoting international trade and investment as well as stimulating job growth in California. MacLean will provide his knowledge and leadership as the Chamber continues their pursuit of protecting employers’ rights, interests and fostering a growing economy throughout the state and nation. MacLean has been with American Water since 2001. Appointed to his current position in 2009, MacLean leads a team of about 300 employees providing reliable, high-quality water and wastewater services to 600,000 customers in six districts throughout California. His leadership is valued by customers, regulators, employees and public officials and he has enhanced California American Water’s performance through his experience and expertise in the industry. MacLean is actively involved in community efforts and will continue to strengthen the communities California American Water serves as a member of the Board. MacLean earned his master's degree in Applied Science in Civil Engineering from Polytechnique University in Montreal and his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal. California American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 600,000 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 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada.