I&D Champions

In 2019 American Water launched the Inclusion and Diversity Champion Network as an extension of the I&D Advisory Council comprised of nearly 200 employees who actively raise awareness about I&D and celebrate our successes internally and externally. I&D Champions encourage and engage other employees to be champions for inclusion and diversity at American Water. I&D Champions are the local I&D ambassadors that help foster an inclusive environment by relaying company values and coordinating cultural events. I&D Champions represent teams across the business.

Advisory Council

Executive Leadership Team Sponsor, Executive Sponsors and Director

M Kennedy M Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy
Senior Vice President, Chief
Human Resources Officer

Valoria Armstrong
Chief Inclusion Officer
and Vice President,
External Affairs

Rich Svindland Nicole

Richard Svindland
California American Water
Hawaii American Water

Nicole Boyd
Director, Inclusion and Diversity


Communications and Human Resources Support

Megan Rowe Headshot Marianne Taylor Headshot

Megan Rowe
Mgr, Internal

Marianne Taylor
Dir, Talent Acquisition
and Employee Experience

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