BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lori Stenzel, senior water quality and environmental compliance
specialist for Illinois American Water, was awarded the 2019 Illinois
Section of the American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) Women in Water
Outstanding Woman award (WiWOW). The award was presented at ISAWWA’s
annual conference, WATERCON, in March.
This award was created to honor an individual making significant
contribution to the advancement of women in the water industry.
Recipients of the WiWOW award are recognized for achievement in female
leadership; demonstrating significant impact in the water industry;
advancement of the Women in Water committee’s mission; inspiring
participation of women in the industry; and community outreach programs
targeting young girls and women.
Bruce Hauk, Illinois American Water President, said, “Lori is a true
champion for the water industry. It’s great to see her honored and
celebrated by her peers. I commend the ISAWWA for celebrating women in
the water industry. Inclusion and diversity only makes us stronger and
we’re proud to have people like Lori on our team.”
Stenzel is the inaugural awardee for this recognition. She was the
ISAWWA chairperson from 2018-2019 and will serve in the past chairperson
role through 2020. Stenzel is the president of the Southwest Central
Water Plant Operators Association and secretary of the Southern Illinois
Water Operators Association. In 2011, she received the Illinois Rural
Water Association Person of the Year award in recognition of her
dedicated and tireless leadership and support of improving the quality
of life in rural Illinois. In 2008 she received the ISAWWA Water
Professional of the Year award in recognition of the dedication and
motivation demonstrated through a career in the water works industry.
Stenzel said, “Water quality and environmental compliance is my
strongest passion. I love what I do and embrace the opportunity to share
it with folks I meet along the way as much as I can.”
She has worked at Illinois American Water for eight years.
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. 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 over 14 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada.
American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water
services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For
more information, visit amwater.com
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