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 has been a director since 2018 and serves as the Chair of the Corporate Governance, Nominating, Environmental and Health and Safety Committee.  She is a Principal of Svanda & Coy Consulting, providing strategic advisory services for water sector investors, corporations, and municipal utilities from a capital markets perspective.  She is also an advisory Executive in Residence with XPV Water Partners, the largest water-focused growth equity fund in North America, where she served as Partner from 2015 through 2019.  

 

Previously Debra worked on Wall Street as an equity research analyst for more than 20 years, developing a unique leadership franchise and expertise in covering the global water sector for investor.  She was Managing Director, leading coverage of the water sector for Janney Montgomery Scott's Capital Markets group, and also held senior equity equity research roles with the Stanford Washington Research Group, Schwab Capital Markets, HSBC Securities, and National Westminster Bank. 

Debra currently serves as a director of Willdan Group (NASDAQ: WLDN) and previously a director of AquaVenture Holdings and Headworks International Inc.  

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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