The former utility director begins today as WEF's new Executive Director
Jeff Eger, former Executive Director of Sanitation District 1 (SD1) in Fort Wright, Kentucky, assumed leadership recently of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 members representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF's Board of Trustees first announced Eger's hiring as the organization's new Executive Director in December.
"It is an extreme honor to join such a dedicated team of water professionals. The volunteer leadership and staff have been quite helpful during this transition," said Eger. "I couldn't be more optimistic about WEF's future, and look forward to being a part of these efforts."
During his 16-year tenure with SD1– the second largest public sewer utility in Kentucky with $1B in assets–Eger developed and implemented a regional stormwater management program to comply with U.S. EPA's regulations, and began taking responsibility of public stormwater collection systems in 2009. He also supervised the regionalization of 30 municipal sanitary sewer systems in response to pending federal environmental regulations and legislative changes.
In addition, Eger has vast experience in working with organizations active on the regional and national levels. He is a member and past chairman of The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries) and also chairs the Wet Weather Partnership, a national organization dedicated to seeking environmentally responsible solutions to urban wet weather issues. Eger earned a Communications degree from Northern Kentucky University.
Eger is expected to immediately dive into WEF business by traveling this week to the organization's Mid-Year meeting in Los Angeles, Calif. Click here for a complete biography. A full Q&A, including Eger's immediate and future plans for the Federation, will be available later this week at For more information, visit www.wef.org.
"We are very excited to now have Jeff on board and look forward to working with him to further WEF's mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment," said WEF President Jeanette Brown.
Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF and its Member Associations proudly work to achieve our mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment.For more information, visit www.wef.org
SOURCE: Water Environment Federation (WEF) - WEFTEC