American Water Senior Vice President Addresses International Conference of Women Utility Professsionals

CHARLESTON, W.Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Senior Vice President of American Water’s Mid-Atlantic Division Kathy L.
Pape shared her business philosophy and path to success with
approximately 150 women attending the recent conference of the Women’s
International Network of Utility Professionals (WiNUP). Pape, who also
serves as president of Pennsylvania American Water, delivered her
address during the three-day WiNUP conference held in Charleston, WV,
with representatives from more than a dozen states.

Formed in 1999, WiNUP is an organization that provides a link for
developing and recognizing professionals involved with utility business
trends, issues, products and services. WiNUP chapters currently exist in
18 regions across the country, and a new chapter in Pennsylvania is in
the planning stage.

Pape’s remarks encouraged the women to adopt leadership behaviors that
will add value to their companies and their careers. She also advised
them to take risks, get involved and build partnerships, and support
younger women who are new to their organizations.

“Kathy’s remarks to the water, gas and electric utility women at the
conference really had an impact,” said Jeri Matheney, member of the West
Virginia chapter. “She talked about her own experiences and gave us
practical advice that we can put to use in our own careers.”

Pape has served as senior vice president of American Water’s
Mid-Atlantic Division since October 2011, and leads the company’s
subsidiaries in Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia, along with
Pennsylvania. She has more than 35 years’ experience in the utility
industry and is a nationally recognized expert on the water and
wastewater industries. She is also immediate past chairperson of the
Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Business Council.

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK),
is the largest water utility in the state, providing high-quality and
reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.2 million
people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most
geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility
company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs
approximately 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in 47 states and parts of Canada.


Pennsylvania American Water
Terry Maenza
T: 610-670-7789 ext.
M: 610-849-6484