Aqua America Announces Leadership Changes

Aqua America announced EVP and CFO David P. Smeltzer will retire from his position in October after a 32-year career with the company. As part of the company’s succession plan, Daniel Schuller, who is currently serving as EVP, strategy and corporate development, will succeed Smeltzer as CFO and has been appointed deputy CFO. Matthew Rhodes has been named EVP, strategy and corporate development, and Christina Kelly has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer.  Kelly will begin her new role May 21, with Rhodes joining the company in June.

As CFO, Schuller will oversee all financial functions including accounting, tax, treasury, planning, and capital spending. He has served in his current role since August 2015, where he is responsible for developing, communicating, and executing strategic initiatives, with an emphasis on growth. Prior to joining Aqua, Schuller spent eight years with J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Infrastructure Investments Group.

Rhodes has spent the past 11 years within the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, where he was a managing director with lead coverage responsibility for over 25 regulated electric and gas utility clients.

Most recently, Kelly served as vice president of human resources for AmerisourceBergen Corporation. She has 14 years of experience leading human resources teams and executing on business strategies for corporate organizations.

In their new positions, Schuller, Rhodes and Kelly will all report to Aqua America’s Chairman and CEO Christopher H. Franklin.


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