American Water's Kathy Pape promotedJeffrey McIntyre tapped to lead Pa. subsidiary
Longtime Central Pennsylvania executive Kathy Pape has been named American Water's senior vice president of regulatory policy and business development.
In conjunction with Pape's promotion, Jeffrey McIntyre has been named senior vice president of the company's Mid-Atlantic Division, encompassing Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He also will become president of Pennsylvania American Water, effective March 1.
Pennsylvania American Water is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing water and wastewater services to approximately 2.3 million people.
Based in Voorhees, N.J., parent American Water serves an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada.
"We are so pleased to have Kathy and Jeff take on these new expanded roles for our company," said American Water COO Walter Lynch.
"Kathy has done an exceptional job leading our Pennsylvania operations for nearly 10 years, and we look forward to having her lead best practices across our business," Lynch added. "Jeff’s deep utility experience and commitment to excellent customer service make him a great fit for his new role, and I know he looks forward to meeting our customers and communities in Pennsylvania."
Pape has more than three decades of industry experience.
She previously served as regional counsel and manager of finance for American Water from 1994 to 1999, when her responsibilities included rates and regulatory affairs, finance, budgeting and customer service for 10 states.
Pape went on to serve as senior vice president, treasurer and rate counsel for Aqua America Inc., before returning to American Water in 2007 as leader of Pennsylvania American Water.
She also has worked as vice president and corporate counsel for General Waterworks Management and Service Company in Pennsylvania, as assistant counsel to the state's Public Utility Commission, and as an assistant consumer advocate for the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate.
Pape received her undergraduate degree from Edinboro University, a law degree from Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, and her master's degree in taxation from Villanova University School of Law.
She has served on a number of community boards, including The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and the Pennsylvania Business Council.
McIntyre currently serves as president of West Virginia American Water, which provides water services to approximately 540,000 people. In this role, he is the principal contact for American Water in West Virginia and is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with state and local officials, regulators and customers.
Previously, McIntyre served as vice president of Operations for the Contract Services Group of American Water Enterprises, a subsidiary of American Water, where he oversaw all water and wastewater operations and maintenance contracts for municipal, industrial and private facility owners. His responsibilities included client satisfaction and reporting, regulatory and safety compliance, financial and staffing administration, quality management systems, continual improvement programs and asset management.
McIntyre joined the company in 2002 as director of operations with American Water Canada Corp. In this role, he oversaw the Canadian business with 25 client contracts and more than 200 water and wastewater treatment, distribution and collection facilities across the province of Ontario.
Prior to joining American Water, McIntyre served as manager of water quality for the city of Hamilton, Ontario.
McIntyre’s additional experience includes positions with Philip Utilities Management Corp., the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth and the Royal Canadian Navy.
A graduate of Brock University in Ontario, McIntyre has obtained several professional certifications in water and wastewater operations and engineering.