DENVER -- The American Water Works Association Board of Directors announced today that Aurel Arndt of Allentown, Pa. was elected as the association’s treasurer at the winter board meeting. Also during that time, the next president-elect, four new vice presidents and one new director-at-large were also selected.
Arndt was most recently the chief executive officer and chief financial officer at Lehigh County Authority, a water and wastewater utility in Allentown, Pa. For AWWA, he is currently the chair of the Water Utility Council, which is tasked with setting legislative and regulatory priorities and positions for the Association. He also is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive and Finance Committees. This year, Arndt marks 30 years as an AWWA member.
He has also been active at AWWA’s Pennsylvania Section, serving as chair, board member and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.
Arndt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ursinus College and a master’s degree in business administration from Lehigh University, both in Pennsylvania. He is a 2006 recipient of AWWA’s George Warren Fuller Award and a 2010 recipient of the Pennsylvania Section’s Samuel Baxter Award.
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.