Missouri American Water names Jody Carlson as Director of Operations for Northwest Missouri


ST. JOSEPH, MO (March 21, 2022) – Missouri American Water today announced that Jody Carlson has been named Director, Operations for Missouri American Water. In this role, Carlson will continue to oversee operations for the company’s northwest district and work with communities facing water and wastewater challenges to facilitate economic growth and long-term sustainability in the region.

“Jody has a true passion for helping others and improving communities by providing exceptional water and wastewater service,” said Rich Svindland, president of Missouri American Water.  “His extensive industry knowledge and thoughtful approach to water and wastewater challenges greatly benefit the customers we serve throughout northwest Missouri.” 

Carlson joined Missouri American Water in 2015 as a Senior Operations Manager. A lifelong resident of northwest Missouri, Carlson has more than 25 years of engineering experience.  He holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and is registered as a licensed professional engineer in Missouri. 

Carlson commented: “It’s an honor to lead a terrific team that provides clean, safe, and reliable water service to St. Joseph and other communities in the region.  It’s also been really rewarding to work with communities facing water or wastewater challenges, and for the people of those communities to choose Missouri American Water as their provider of services critical to public health and prosperity.” 

Prior to Missouri American Water, Carson was the Public Works Director for the City of St. Joseph and an engineer over district maintenance, traffic, construction and materials for the Missouri Department of Transportation. 

In addition to his professional roles, Carlson serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce, additionally serving on the chamber’s economic development, executive and government relations committees.  He is also on the Board of Directors for the Mosaic Life Care Foundation and Pivotal Point Transitional Housing. 

Missouri 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 wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people. For more information, visit and follow Missouri American Water on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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