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Vice President of Business Development, Chief Mergers and Acquisitions Counsel
Jordan Mersky is Vice President of Business Development and Chief Mergers and Acquisitions Counsel for American Water.He is responsible for developing new lines of business and seeking out, evaluating and negotiating opportunities for American Water to grow its existing businesses.
Mersky also leads American Water's business incubation team, which develops high-potential business opportunities within the company.Mersky led the team that conducted a pilot of the company’s geothermal solution, which provided efficient heating and cooling for William Buck Elementary in Valley Stream, N.Y. The program received the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award by the Alliance to Save Energy.
Prior to this role, Mersky served as Deputy General Counsel for American Water’s Northeastern Division, which comprises New Jersey and New York.In this role, Mersky was responsible for providing strategic mergers and acquisitions counsel to the company.He led the team that closed American Water's sale of its Arizona and New Mexico subsidiaries, and was instrumental in the company’s agreement to sell its Ohio subsidiary to Aqua America in return for that company’s New York operations.
Prior to joining American Water, Mersky was vice president and general counsel for UM Holdings Ltd., a private investment firm. He began his career as an associate at Shearman & Sterling, serving as principal associate and focusing on the firm’s mergers and acquisitions activities in New York. Mersky was also a staff member for former Ohio Governor George V. Voinovich during his first term.
Mersky received his J.D. summa cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law. He has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Chicago.He is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
email: Jordan.Mersky@amwater.com | Phone: 856-955-4535