BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Illinois American Water is pleased to announce Darren Collier has joined
the company’s Board of Directors. Collier is currently Executive
Director and Counsel for Government Affairs at the Chicago Mercantile
Exchange (CME) and has extensive experience in government affairs in the
state of Illinois.
As a board member of Illinois American Water, Collier will bring an
independent and broad view to the company. He will provide guidance to
the company’s management team and assist in driving the strategic
initiatives of Illinois American Water. According to Illinois American
Water President Bruce Hauk, Collier will also serve as an ambassador for
the company in the community and exercise independent judgment for the
overall benefit of the company and its shareholders.
At CME, Collier focuses on federal, state and local government relations
and public finance. He has significant policy experience in global
warming issues and financial markets, and provides legal guidance in all
types of public finance projects. He is knowledgeable in legislative
process at all levels of government and has an array of relationships
with key government decision-makers.
Prior to working at CME, Collier was a Senior Vice President, State
Government Relations at McGuire Woods. He also served as Deputy General
Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for the Illinois Housing
Development Authority and was special assistant in the Office of the
Illinois Attorney General.
About Illinois American Water
Illinois American Water, a 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 1.3 million people. American Water also operates a
customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research
laboratory in Belleville.