ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Eileen O’Neill as WEF interim executive director following the resignation of Executive Director Jeff Eger, according to a press release.

“While the Board joins the staff and some 36,000 WEF members in thanking Jeff for his leadership and commitment to clean water over the past two and a half years, we are fortunate to have such a capable leader to step in,” said WEF President Cordell Samuels. “With over 20 years of WEF service, Dr. Eileen O’Neill’s in-depth knowledge of the organization, its programs and its staff, combined with her wisdom and understanding of the water sector, will facilitate a smooth transition and continued momentum toward achieving our goals.”

O’Neill was most recently WEF deputy executive director and focused on pursuing innovation opportunities and global and academic relations as well as supporting the executive director in his responsibilities.

Prior to that assignment, she was WEF’s chief technical officer with oversight of technical programming and development for WEFTEC, noted the release.

O’Neill’s WEF career began in 1991 as manager of industrial programs, and her responsibilities steadily increased through a succession of positions including industrial programs director, director of international programs and assistant deputy executive director.

Read the entire press release here.