American Water Resources Association (AWRA)

AWRA Welcomes Dresden Farrand as New Executive Vice President


AWRA’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dresden Farrand will join the association as its executive vice president effective January 2, 2019.

“Dresden’s ability to capture a vision and see it through is one reason why she has been chosen to lead the American Water Resources Association into the future,” noted AWRA President Brenda Bateman. “As a well-credentialed expert in association management, she will partner with the board, staff and members to help AWRA continue to thrive. We are delighted to have her on board.”

I am honored to be selected to serve as the executive vice president of the American Water Resources Association,” commented Farrand. “I am joining an organization that for decades has brought value to multidisciplinary water resources education, management and research.”

Prior to joining the AWRA team, Farrand was the vice president of membership and chapter development for the Independent Electrical Contractors Association (IEC), a national trade association, where she created strong new sources of revenue and organizational growth. Her other association successes include building programs and services, increasing membership and fostering high performing teams that put members at the center of their work. She is a certified association executive (CAE), and holds a master’s degree in public administration from University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in public policy from St. Louis University.

“With the addition of Dresden, we are confident that the organization will continue to grow and provide meaningful services to our members and stakeholders,” noted AWRA President-Elect Lisa Beutler. “We welcome Dresden and look forward to her professional stewardship.”

Farrand succeeds Ken Reid who will retire on January 4, 2019, after serving AWRA as executive vice president for 37 years.

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