News | June 4, 2010

Water Environment Federation Announces Executive Director Search

Source: Water Environment Federation (WEF) - WEFTEC 2018
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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced recently its plans to initiate a search for a new executive director to lead the 81-year old non-profit technical and educational water quality organization. The new director is expected to take office in early 2011.

Bill Bertera, WEF's executive director for the past ten years, has announced that he will be leaving the organization effective December 31, 2010. He will leave the organization with an outstanding history of accomplishments and in a good position to continue its role as a leading water organization.

"Bill Bertera oversaw many positive developments at WEF during his tenure with the organization," said WEF President Paul Freedman. "Today the Water Environment Federation is stronger than ever as we take on the challenges of the new decade. Bill will leave behind a great legacy of accomplishments for WEF and the overall water profession."

The WEF Board of Trustees will select an executive search firm to manage the search process. Once selected, the Board expects to work closely with the chosen firm to implement an effective open process, with the goal of having a new executive director in place by early 2011. The new executive director, in partnership with the Board of Trustees, will be responsible for leading the organization to realize its strategic vision, serve its membership, and successfully lead the business operations.

The new executive director will oversee a staff of nearly 100 and will be based in the organization's Alexandria, Va. headquarters.

About WEF
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:

SOURCE: Water Environment Federation (WEF) - WEFTEC 2018