Colleen Arnold, President of Essential Utilities’ Aqua Water and Wastewater Division, Named Woman of Distinction by Philadelphia Business Journal
“I congratulate Colleen on this well-deserved honor,” said Essential Chairman and CEO
Arnold is the first woman to lead Aqua’s water and wastewater utilities since the creation of the company in 1886. Essential appointed her as president earlier this year.
“I’m honored to be recognized among so many remarkable and accomplished women,” said Arnold. “This award is a tribute to the teams at Aqua and Essential and their dedicated efforts on behalf of the customers we serve.”
Arnold reports to
Before assuming her current role, Arnold was deputy chief operating officer for Aqua, a role she held since
Arnold has more than 25 years of experience in environmental engineering and utility operations management and an extensive background and education in water quality. She began her career as a consultant engineer with two top-tier firms, where she provided services to water and wastewater utilities in
Arnold earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the
Arnold’s professional memberships include more than 25 years with the
The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Women of Distinction award honors women in the business community who are blazing a trail in their business, are respected for accomplishments within their industries, give back to the community, and are sought out as respected advisors and mentors within their field of influence.
Aqua’s water and wastewater utilities serve more than 3 million people in
Essential is one of the largest publicly traded water, wastewater and natural gas providers in the
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