Illinois American Water Announces New Director of Engineering

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BELLEVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Brent O’Neill has been promoted to Director of Engineering for Illinois American Water. In this role, O’Neill will manage and coordinate capital investment projects and engineering activities in Illinois.

O’Neill joined Illinois American Water in 1996 as an engineer in Champaign County. Throughout the years, he held several management roles for Illinois American Water including network operations manager, senior asset manager and project manager. In May 2013, he was promoted to Director of Engineering for Kentucky American Water and Tennessee American Water, a position he held until returning to Illinois as the Director of Engineering.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois.

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 more than 14 million people in 46 states. 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 and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Karen Cotton

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