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(DENVER) - May 10, 2004 - The American Water Works Association (AWWA)
today named Paula MacIlwaine, the association's current director of
Convention, Education and Section Services, as its next deputy
executive director.

"Paula MacIlwaine has earned the respect of the water community and
AWWA's volunteers over the past 18 years, and we're pleased she has
accepted this new leadership role, " said Jack Hoffbuhr, AWWA
executive director. "AWWA is committed to providing the very best
services and products for the water community. Paula will make certain
we continue to do that."

With more than 19 years experience in leading staff and volunteers,
MacIlwaine is known for promoting extraordinary customer service,
communication and teamwork. She has hands-on experience managing
programs that provide current technical, regulatory and management

"AWWA is fortunate to have association staff, hundreds of volunteers
and thousands of members that are dedicated to public health through
the provision of safe drinking water," MacIlwaine said. "I am grateful
to those who have mentored me, educated me or guided me throughout the
past 18 years. It has been my privilege to further AWWA's mission, and
I am excited about the opportunity to support the association in a new

MacIlwaine is an alumnus of the University of Northern Colorado with a
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She's been with AWWA since 1986.
She replaces Robert Renner, who will leave AWWA in June to become the
executive director the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society
(ISA) in North Carolina.


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advocacy to improve the quality and supply of drinking water in North
America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water
professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and
welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the drinking
water community. Through our collective strength we become better
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