LISLE, Ill. — The Water Quality Association (WQA) has announced that Executive Director David Haataja has left the association, according to a press release.

The WQA thanks David for his service to the organization and wishes him the best in his future endeavors, reported the release.

The board of governors has announced that Tom Palkon has been named interim executive director of the association, the release noted.

Tom has been with WQA for the last 18 years, continued the release, most recently serving as vice president and chief operating officer.

According to the release, the WQA will continue moving forward on key issues affecting its membership during this transition.