BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ron L. Fleming

Chairman and CEO

Ron has served as the President and CEO of Global Water since January 2015 and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in November 2018.  From 2007 to 2014, Ron served in various roles with the company, including Interim CEO, COO, VP and general manager, and from 2004 to 2006 as senior project manager of engineering and construction.  Ron joined Global Water in 2004, crossing over from the construction industry where he worked on numerous large-scale, heavy civil infrastructure projects throughout Arizona.  He has over 16 years of related management and utility experience.  Ron is a director of the Board of Directors of the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance and the Pinal Partnership, where he is also the Co-Chair and founder of the organization’s Water Resources Committee.

William S. Levine

Director

Prior to co-founding Global Water, Bill co-founded and served as Chairman of the board of directors for Outdoor Systems (now Outfront Media), which grew to become the largest outdoor media company in the United States.  Bill is also the co-founder and majority owner of Allstate U Lok Storage Co., a chain of self-storage and mini-warehouse.  He has served as a real estate developer, owner, operator and lender and as a general partner of Levine Investments, L.P., a real estate development limited partnership.  Bill previously served as Chairman of the board of directors for the company from 2003 to 2013.

Richard Alexander

Director

Richard serves as chairman of the company's Audit and Risk Committee.  With more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, he is president and COO of AltaGas Ltd., a North American diversified energy infrastructure business, with a focus on owning and operating assets to provide clean and affordable energy.  Since joining AltaGas in 2006, he served as EVP and CFO.  Prior to AltaGas, Richard was VP of finance and CFO for Niko Resources Ltd., and earlier served as VP of investor relations and communications of Husky Energy Inc., a publicly-traded integrated energy company based in Alberta, Canada.  He is also a director of Base Oil & Gas, as well as a number of private and not-for-profit entities.  Richard is a Chartered Financial Analyst and  Certified Management Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Ryerson University.

David Tedesco

Director

David serves as Global Water's lead independent director and chairman of the Compensation Committee. He is the founder and CEO of True North Companies, one of Arizona’s largest and most active private investment firms.  Earlier, David was CEO of Intrasight (acquired by ClickSquared), a relationship marketing company.  David is a director of several other organizations including Passport Health, Anmark Machine, Jokake Companies, HSi, ProGard, Midwest Products, Valley of the Sun United Way, and the Nature Conservancy.  

Debra G. Coy

Director

Debra is a partner with XPV Water Partners, the largest water-focused growth equity fund in North America.  Previously, she was a principal of Svanda & Coy Consulting, providing strategic capital markets advisory services for water sector investors, corporations, and municipal utilities. She also previously served as a non-executive director for Headworks International, a wastewater treatment technology firm.

 

Debra was an equity research analyst for more than 20 years, focusing on the global water sector. She led coverage of the water sector as a managing director of the capital markets group at Janney Montgomery Scott. She also held senior equity research positions at the Stanford Washington Research Group, Schwab Capital Markets, HSBC Securities, and National Westminster Bank.

 

Debra twice received Financial Times/Starmine's Best Brokerage Analyst award and has been named Forbes Best Brokerage Analyst for her coverage of water utilities.  She has appeared on CNBC and is a regular columnist on water finance and policy matters for Global Water Intelligence. She has testified on Capitol Hill on water infrastructure financing, and previously served as co-chair of the Water Environment Federation’s Global Water Strategies Council.  Debra has also participated in national dialogues on water policy hosted by leading think tanks, including the Aspen Institute. She received an M.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland.

Brett Huckelbridge

Director

Brett is founder and managing member at Steel Canyon Capital in Phoenix, Arizona.  He previously served as VP at ESL Investments, a manager of private investment partnerships with long-term investments in select public equity securities. He also served as VP of business development for Sears Holdings.

 

Earlier, Brett served as managing member at Sonoran Capital, where he worked with the co-founders of Outdoor Systems (now Outfront Media) on private and public equity investment opportunities.  Prior to Sonoran, he served as director of acquisitions and strategic planning at Outdoor Systems, after beginning his career at Alex Brown as an investment banking analyst.  He earned his BSE in Engineering and Management Systems from Princeton University.

David Rousseau

David has served since 2010 as the president of Salt River Project (SRP), a community-based, not-for-profit company providing wholesale water and electric power to more than 2 million people in Central Arizona.  Earlier, David served on the SRP Counsel and board of directors for over 20 years.  David began his career as co-founder of Rousseau Farming Company, which grew to more than 10,000 acres and became one of the largest produce suppliers in Central Arizona.  

David serves on the boards of the Banner Health Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and the Phoenix Art Museum.  He is also involved with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Partnership for Economic Innovation and Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.  He holds a degree in agricultural business from the University of Arizona. 

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