U.S. Water Alliance chooses next president

July 22, 2015

WASHINGTON — The hire has more than 20 years of experience working with policies, programs and advocacy efforts.

WASHINGTON — Value of Water Coalition Director Radhika Fox will serve as the next president of the U.S. Water Alliance, according to a press release.

Fox also worked with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, noted the release. She directed policy and government affairs for the organization.

"Radhika Fox is a visionary leader that will inspire and excite our membership," said Dick Champion, chair of the Alliance board, in the release. "Under Radhika’s exceptional direction, the U.S Water Alliance has been honored to staff the Value of Water Coalition, a diverse coalition that educates and inspires people about how water is essential, invaluable, and worthy of investment. Her experience with the Value of Water Coalition, coupled with her diverse policy experience, makes her the perfect person to steer us into a one water future."

Fox has more than 20 years of experience, stated the release. She also worked as federal policy director at PolicyLink. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a master’s in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley.

"I am honored to serve as the next president of the U.S. Water Alliance," shared Fox in the release. "The Alliance is committed to collaboration, driving innovation, and bringing people together around positive solutions to our nation’s water challenges. I look forward to continuing that tradition as its next president."

Tracy Mehan, former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water, has served as president for USWA since Ben Grumbles’ resignation in 2014, reported the release. Mehan will remain with USWA as a board member while he serves as executive director of government affairs for the American Water Works Association.

You can find the entire release here.

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