DENVER — At a meeting in Austin, Texas, the American Water Works Association board of directors elected Gene Koontz of Lemoyne Pa. as the next president-elect, according to a press release.

The board also chose five new vice presidents and two directors-at-large, the release noted.

Koontz has been an AWWA member since 1982 and oversees environmental services for Gannett Fleming Inc., a global infrastructure firm that provides planning, design, technology and construction management services for a diverse range of markets and disciplines, reported the release.

According to the release, Koontz will begin his role as president-elect in June 2014 and will serve his one-year presidential term beginning June 2015.

The five new vice presidents selected by the Board are: Brenda Lennox, Tom Moulton, Warner Palermo, Lela Perkins and Steve Shoaf, the release continued, while the two directors-at-large were Uma Vempati and Pete Samson.