Essential Utilities Announces Election of Roderick K. West to Board of Directors
West is the group president, utility operations at
West previously served as Entergy’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer from 2010-2017, where his responsibilities included the company’s legal, federal regulatory and governmental, communications, and corporate shared services functions supporting utility, nuclear and wholesale operations, as well as the development and execution of the company’s environmental strategy.
As president and CEO of
“Rod’s vast utility experience and his strategic and commercial acumen will have an immediate, tangible impact on the Essential Board of Directors and our colleagues, customers and shareholders,” said
West received his B.A. from the
West’s appointment is effective immediately, with a term to expire at the next annual meeting of shareholders.
Operating as the Aqua and Peoples brands, Essential serves approximately 5.5 million people across nine states. Essential is one of the most significant publicly traded water, wastewater service and natural gas providers in the
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