ACE12 to feature keynote speakers Steve Roberts and Emmitt Smith


DENVER, CO -- The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that Steve V. Roberts, leading political pundit and award winning journalist, will share his experiences in covering politics and provide his opinions of the upcoming 2012 elections during the Opening General Session of AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE12) in Dallas, Texas, on June 11.

Roberts has covered many of the major events of the last three decades, including nine presidential election campaigns and has been named “one of the top 50 journalists” by Washingtonian Magazine. Of particular interest to conference attendees will be a prediction of the outcome of the 57th U.S. presidential election this November, and the impacts the drinking water sector might face as a result.

In addition, ACE12 attendees will have an opportunity to hear from the 2012 Water Industry Lunch Speaker, Emmitt Smith. Smith, a three-time Super Bowl champion, is an active and forward-thinking businessman. Currently, Smith is the Majority Partner and Co-Chairman of ESmith Legacy, Inc., a Dallas-based commercial real estate and investment company founded to focus and deliver real estate solutions and services for both general and minority market development.

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Media Note:  Accredited members of the media may attend ACE12 at no charge.  However, they are required to register with AWWA Public Affairs. For media registration, please visit the press room at or contact Deirdre Mueller at or 303-347-6140.

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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