American Water Makes Leadership Changes

American Water has named Deborah Degillio senior vice president of its Eastern Division and president of New Jersey American Water, effective May 1, 2018. Degillio replaces Robert MacLean, who was named president of American Water Enterprises, encompassing the company’s market-based businesses.

“I want to thank and congratulate Deb and Rob on their new well-earned roles,”  “These organizational changes represent our commitment to developing leaders at American Water and promoting our internal talent.

“Deb did a great job leading our market-based business and we are so pleased to bring her leadership and expertise to our New Jersey operations,” said Susan Story, president and CEO of American Water. “I am equally pleased to have Rob lead our market-based business, which is where he started his career at American Water.”

Degillio has served as president of American Water Enterprises since 2016 and has more than 20 years of broad experience in the utility and energy sectors. Prior to her role as president of American Water Enterprises, Degillio served as the vice president and treasurer for American Water.

Degillio joined American Water in 2007 and previously led teams focused on financial forecasting and analysis, business planning and process improvement. She served on American Water Enterprises’ senior management team as the vice president of Finance and has also supported the regulated states of American Water in her past roles as director of Financial Planning and Analysis and vice president of Finance for the former Eastern Division.

Degillio has a Master of Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in math/statistics and finance from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

MacLean joined American Water in 1999 and has served as president of California American Water since 2009 and president of Hawaii American Water since 2011. During his tenure with the company, MacLean also served as the director of Field Operations for New Jersey American Water.

Before joining New Jersey American Water, he served in various other roles within the American Water organization. He worked for American Water’s market-based business, serving as vice president of Contract Operations, where he was responsible for managing more than 30 large contract operations and directed approximately 750 employees in both the United States and Canada.

MacLean co-chairs the board of the National Utilities Diversity Council, a national nonprofit organization focusing on the growth of diversity in the utilities industry.

He earned his master’s degree in applied science in civil engineering from Polytechnique University, and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from McGill University.

Related News

From Archive


{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}