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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Karl Kurz

58 2018 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Walter Lynch

57 2020 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

M. Susan Hardwick

57 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Bruce Hauk

49 2020 President - Regulated Operations and Military Services Group

Justin Ladner

2020 President - Regulated Operations and Military Services Group

Michael Sgro

61 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Melanie Kennedy

46 2017 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Brian Chin

46 2019 Senior Vice President - Strategic Financial Planning

Kevin Kirwan

61 2020 Senior Vice President, Chief Operational Excellence and Safety Officer

Cheryl Norton

55 2020 Senior Vice President - Eastern Division, Chief Environmental Officer, Senior Vice President

Loyd Warnock

60 2020 Senior Vice President

Melissa Wikle

54 2016 Vice President, Controller

James Merante

45 2019 Vice President, Treasurer

William Varley

58 2020 Chief Growth Officer

Jeffrey Edwards

59 2018 Independent Director

Martha Goss

71 2003 Independent Director

Veronica Hagen

74 2016 Independent Director

Kimberly Harris

55 2019 Independent Director

Julia Johnson

57 2008 Independent Director

Patricia Kampling

60 2019 Independent Director

George MacKenzie

71 2018 Independent Director

James Stavridis

65 2018 Independent Director

Lloyd Yates

59 2019 Independent Director

Edward Vallejo

56 2019 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Karl Kurz

Mr. Karl F. Kurz serves as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective May 11, 2018. He was Independent Director of the Company. His Other Current Public Company Boards: SemGroup Corporation, a public energy midstream company, since 2009. WPX Energy, Inc., a public independent oil and gas company, since 2014. Past Public Company Boards: Global Geophysical Services, Inc., from 2011 to 2015. Western Gas Partners, from 2007 to 2009. Business Experience: Mr. Kurz is a private investor in the energy industry. Chairman of Siluria Technologies Inc., a private energy technology company, since 2013. Managing Director, Co-Head of Energy, and a Member of the Investment Committee of CCMP Capital Advisors LLC, a leading global private equity firm, from 2009 to 2012. Various executive and management positions with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, including most recently Chief Operating Officer, from 2000 to 2009. General Manager, Midstream and Marketing, Vastar Resources, Inc. Various management positions at ARCO Oil and Gas Company, in reservoir engineering, production operations, and financial trading. Education: Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University. Advanced Management Program graduate, Harvard Business School. Experience and Qualifications to Serve on the Board: Mr. Kurz’s long history of working in the oil and gas industry is invaluable as we continue our strategic growth in providing sustainable water services to customers in the natural gas exploration and production industry, and in pursuing the potential opportunities in the national water-energy nexus discussion, smart water grid development, and water supply solutions. His experience in finance and capital markets brings additional insights to the Board.

Walter Lynch

Mr. Walter J. Lynch serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Lynch President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective April 1, 2020, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, from January 2016 to March 31, 2020 Chief Operating Officer, Regulated Operations, from February 2010 through December 2015 President, Regulated Operations, July 2008 to December 2015 , Mr. Lynch joined the Company in 2001. ?Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and former President, National Association of Water Companies. Bachelor of Science, General Engineering, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, attaining the rank of Captain before his departure from the U.S. Army in 1990. Advanced Management Program, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland. Post-Graduate Training, Oxford University, England

M. Susan Hardwick

Ms. M. Susan Hardwick serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Ms. Hardwick joined American Water on June 3, 2019 as its Executive Vice President—Finance and became its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on July 1, 2019. Ms. Hardwick previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vectren Corporation, which was sold to CenterPoint Energy, Inc. on February 1, 2019. Ms. Hardwick joined Vectren Corporation in January 2000 and served in a variety of positions, including Vice President, Controller and Assistant Treasurer; Senior Vice President, Finance; Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer; and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Vectren, Ms. Hardwick was Assistant Corporate Comptroller at Cinergy Corp. She began her career with Arthur Andersen & Co., leaving there as a senior manager to join Cinergy Corp. Ms. Hardwick is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bruce Hauk

Mr. Bruce A. Hauk serves as President - Regulated Operations and Military Services Group of the Company. Mr. Hauk was appointed as the Company’s President, Regulated Operations and Military Services Group effective March 1, 2020. Mr. Hauk served as the President of Illinois-American Water Company from January 2015 to January 20, 2020 and as Senior Vice President, Midwest Division from May 2018 until March 1, 2020. Prior to that, he served as the Company’s Vice President, Financial Analysis and Decisional Support from February 2014 to January 2015 and as Vice President, Operations of Indiana-American Water Company from May 2011 to February 2014.

Justin Ladner

Mr. Justin Ladner serves as President - Regulated Operations and Military Services Group of the Company. Ladner joined American Water in Nov. 2018 as director of National Regulatory Affairs. In this national role for American Water, Ladner was responsible for developing and implementing strategies, practices and processes related to National Regulatory Affairs. He has served as the primary liaison between the company's business units and its Regulatory Affairs teams, providing leadership and strategy to identify, develop, and implement best practices. Before joining American Water, Ladner served as the governmental affairs and policy manager for Southern Power. In that role, he created and led the governmental affairs team with a focus on federal, regional and state legislative, and regulatory affairs. He also held several other positions at Southern Co. including project manager for the Integration Management Office, assistant to the executive vice president of Nuclear Development, and attorney for Southern Nuclear.

Michael Sgro

Mr. Michael A. (Mike) Sgro is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. Mr. Sgro has 25 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. He has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2016 and its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from February 2015 until January 2016. Prior to that, he served as the Company’s Interim General Counsel and Secretary from January 2015 until February 2015 and as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of American Water’s Northeast Division from 2002 to 2015.

Melanie Kennedy

Ms. Melanie M. Kennedy is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Since March 2017, Ms. Kennedy has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources. From August 2014 until March 2017, Ms. Kennedy served as Vice President, Human Resources of the Company, and from August 2012 to August 2014, she served as Director, Human Resources in the Company’s Northeast Division. Ms. Kennedy initially joined the Company in 2007, and before that time, she practiced law for nine years.

Brian Chin

Mr. Brian Chin serves as Senior Vice President - Strategic Financial Planning of the Company. Mr. Chin joined the Company as its Senior Vice President, Planning and Strategy Integration in June 2017. He has had his current title since February 15, 2019, and he also served as Interim Treasurer from October 26, 2018 until February 15, 2019. Prior to joining the Company, from May 2013 to April 2017, Mr. Chin served as the lead utility analyst for the North America research function at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Chin worked in Electric Utilities Research at Citigroup. Within that period, Mr. Chin was the global head of Electric Utilities Research for Citigroup.

Kevin Kirwan

Mr. Kevin B. Kirwan serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Operational Excellence and Safety Officer of the Company. Mr. Kirwan was appointed to be the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Operational Excellence and Safety Officer, effective March 1, 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Kirwan had served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Environmental and Operational Excellence Officer, since February 2019. In November 2017, he was appointed to serve as the Company’s Vice President of Operational Excellence. From July 2016 to November 2017, he served as Vice President, Operations for New-Jersey American Water Company, Inc., and prior to that, he held the role of Senior Director, Operations for New Jersey-American Water’s Coastal Region. Mr. Kirwan initially joined the Company in 1985.

Cheryl Norton

Ms. Cheryl D. Norton serves as Senior Vice President - Eastern Division, Chief Environmental Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Ms. Norton has over 30 years of employment with American Water, serving in various roles, including operational leadership, environmental, laboratory and research. She was appointed as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Environmental Officer effective March 1, 2020. She was appointed as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Eastern Division and President of New Jersey-American Water in March 2019 and continues to serve in these roles. Prior to that, Ms. Norton served as President of Missouri-American Water Company from November 2015 to March 2019, and President of Kentucky-American Water Company from January 2011 until November 2015.

Loyd Warnock

Mr. Loyd Warnock is no longer serves as Senior Vice President of the Company effective 1/2/2021. Mr. Warnock has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief External Affairs and Corporate Business Development Officer since January 1, 2020 and as the Company's Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Business Development from August 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019. From April 2014 until August 2017, Mr. Warnock served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Communications and Public Policy. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Midwest Independent System Operator, Inc., a non-profit, self-governing organization, from March 2011 to April 2014. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of External Affairs for Allegheny Energy, Inc. from December 2005 to February 2011 and Senior Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs at Mirant Corporation from July 2004 to November 2005. Mr. Warnock serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Water Companies and on the Executive Advisory Board of the Mississippi State University College of Business.

Melissa Wikle

Ms. Melissa K. Wikle is Vice President, Controller of the Company. Ms. Wikle joined the Company in July 2016 as its Vice President and Controller, and assumed the duties of the Company’s principal accounting officer in August 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Wikle served as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a publicly-traded worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, since April 2011. Ms. Wikle is a Certified Public Accountant.

James Merante

Mr. James Merante is Vice President, Treasurer of the company. Mr. Merante was appointed as the Company’s Vice President and Treasurer on February 15, 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Merante was Vice President, Internal Audit from February 2018 to February 15, 2019, and served as Divisional Chief Financial Officer for the Company’s Mid-Atlantic Division from July 2014 until February 2018. Prior to joining American Water, Mr. Merante served as Vice President of Operations for FSM, Inc., a private digital media company, from February 2010 until July 2014. Mr. Merante is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania.

William Varley

Mr. William M. Varley has been appointed as Chief Growth Officer of the Company effective 6/1/2020. Varley most recently served as American Water's deputy chief operating officer until his retirement in April 2019. In this role, Varley supported the development and mentorship of the company's divisional leads and state presidents, with a focus on growth, regulatory matters and leadership skills. He also led American Water's Customer Service Organization. Prior to his deputy chief operating officer role, Varley served as senior vice president of American Water's Midwest Division, comprised of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa. Varley also served as president of New Jersey American Water, where he was the principal external contact for American Water in New Jersey, serving approximately 2.7 million people. He also served as senior vice president of the company's Northeast division, president of New York American Water, vice president and manager of its predecessor Long Island American Water, as well as vice president of Business Development for New Jersey and New York. Varley is a past Chairman of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC). He has also offered technical presentations for many industry organizations including the Long Island Water Conference, New York Section AWWA, New Jersey Section AWWA, Mid Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC), National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the American Ground Water Trust and the Edwin C. Tifft Jr. Water Supply Symposium in New York. Varley holds a bachelor's of science in civil engineering technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Jeffrey Edwards

Mr. Jeffrey N. Edwards serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is partner and chief operating officer at investment advisor New Vernon Capital. Prior to New Vernon Capital, Edwards capped a 22-year career at Merrill Lynch & Co. as vice chairman, and, prior to that, chief financial officer. His previous positions at Merrill Lynch include Head of Origination, Americas, Head of Global Capital Markets and Co-Head of Global Equities. He began his career at Chase Manhattan Bank as a credit auditor. Edwards currently serves on the board of directors of Raymond James Financial, Inc. and Medusind, Inc., and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Pingry School. He previously served on the policy and finance committees of the board of directors of NASDAQ. Edwards received his bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Physics from Haverford College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Martha Goss

Ms. Martha Clark Goss serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Goss currently serves as the Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. Her Other Current Public Company Boards: Neuberger Berman Mutual Funds, since 2007. Allianz Life Insurance Company of New York, since 2005. Past Public Company Boards: Dexter Corporation. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation. Claire’s Stores Inc. Ocwen Financial Corporation. Foster Wheeler Corporation. Business Experience: Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Amwell Holdings/Hopewell Holdings LLC, a holding company and investment vehicle for investments in healthcare related companies, from 2003 until 2014. Chief Financial Officer of The Capital Markets Company, from 1999 until 2001. Chief Financial Officer of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (formerly Booz-Allen Hamilton Inc.), from 1995 to 1999. Various senior executive positions at Prudential Insurance Company, or Prudential, from 1981 until 1995, including President of Prudential Power Funding Associates, the investment arm of Prudential responsible for electric and gas utilities and alternative energy projects, and Treasurer of Prudential. Began her career at The Chase Manhattan Bank. Other Positions: Trustee Emerita, Brown University. Trustee and Treasurer Brown University from 1987 to 1998. Member of the Board of the Museum for American Finance. Member and Past President, director and audit committee chair of the Financial Women’s Association of New York. Member of the Committee of 200, a women’s professional organization. Education: Bachelor of Arts, Brown University. Masters of Business Administration, The Harvard Business School. Experience and Qualifications to Serve on the Board: Ms. Goss’ extensive financial, investment, and governance experience provides valuable insights to the Audit Committee, the Finance and Risk Committee and the Board.

Veronica Hagen

Ms. Veronica M. Hagen serves as Independent Director of the Company. Her Other Current Public Company Boards: Southern Company, a transporter and producer of energy, since 2008 (Lead Independent Director from 2014 to 2016) Newmont Mining Corporation, a producer of gold, since 2005 Past Public Company Boards: Polymer Group, Inc., from 2007 to 2015 Jacuzzi Brands, Inc., from 2004 to 2007. Business Experience: Chief Executive Officer of Polymer Group, Inc. (now known as AVINTIV Specialty Materials Inc.), a global manufacturer of specialty materials, from April 2007 to August 2013. President and Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Fine Paper North America, a division of a South African-based pulp and paper company, from 2004 to 2007. Various executive positions with Alcoa, Inc., including as Vice President and Chief Customer Officer and President, Alcoa Engineered Products, from 1998 to 2004. Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Southern California. Experience and Qualifications to Serve on the Board: Ms. Hagen has over 35 years of executive experience in global operational management and commercial business leadership, including serving as the chief executive officer of two successful public companies. Ms. Hagen has extensive experience and past service as a public company board member. Ms. Hagen also has significant leadership in the areas of employee engagement, customer service, strategic planning and business growth

Kimberly Harris

Ms. Kimberly J. Harris serves as Independent Director of the Company. Harris has served as president and CEO of Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Washington State's largest utility serving more than 1.5 million customers across 10 counties. Under her leadership, PSE is focusing on renewables and low carbon resources that meet customer expectations for affordability and dependability while lessening environmental impacts. Harris is personally committed to safety and has made safety the first and top priority at Puget Sound Energy. She has been selected by the National Safety Council as one of the "CEOs Who Get It." Prior to her current role, Harris was PSE's chief resources officer. She practiced law with Perkins Coie before joining PSE in 1999. She is the past chair of the American Gas Association and Washington Roundtable. In October 2014, she joined the U.S. Bancorp Board of Directors. Harris earned a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University and a juris doctor degree from Arizona State University.

Julia Johnson

Ms. Julia L. Johnson J.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Her Other Current Public Company Boards: MasTec, Inc., a utility infrastructure contractor, since 2002. NorthWestern Corporation, a transporter and producer of energy, since 2004. FirstEnergy Corp., a transporter and producer of energy, since 2011. Past Public Company Boards: Allegheny Energy, Inc., from 2003 until its merger with FirstEnergy Corp. in 2011. Business Experience: President of Net Communications, LLC, a strategy consulting firm specializing in the communications, energy and information technology public policy arenas. Other Positions: Florida Public Service Commission, from January 1992 until November 1999, including chairwoman from January 1997 to January 1999. Chair, Florida’s Information Service Technology Development Task Force, from November 1999 to July 2001. Chair, Multicultural Media Telecom and Internet Council. Independent Trustee, National Urban League. Chair, Emerging Issues Policy Forum. Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Florida. Juris Doctor, University of Florida College of Law. Experience and Qualifications to Serve on the Board: Ms. Johnson’s service on a state public service commission with regulatory oversight over Florida’s electric, telecommunications and water and wastewater industries, as well as her current leadership of a firm specializing in regulatory analysis and legal strategy, enables her to provide valuable perspectives on regulatory and public policy matters affecting our operations.

Patricia Kampling

Ms. Patricia L. Kampling serves as Independent Director of the Company. Kampling is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Alliant Energy Corporation, a Madison, Wisconsin-based energy company that provides nearly 1.5 million customers in Iowa and Wisconsin with electricity and natural gas service. She retired from both positions effective July 1, 2019. Alliant achieved significant success during Kampling's leadership. She also guided the company through its journey toward a cleaner, smarter energy future with a focus that promoted environmental stewardship while providing customers with access to a more resilient energy grid and a diverse, sustainable energy mix. Kampling continues to be a strong advocate for workforce development and community vitality, and she actively supports STEM-related education programs and partnerships with non-profit organizations that focus on education, families and the environment. She serves on the Board of Directors of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and is also on the Board of Trustees of the Wisconsin chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Kampling holds bachelor's degrees in Engineering and Economics from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School, and she holds a Professional Engineer License.

George MacKenzie

Mr. George MacKenzie Jr., CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. His Other Current Public Company Boards: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., an acquirer and developer of technology companies, since February 2003. Tractor Supply Company, a U.S. retailer, since May 2007. Past Public Company Boards: C&D Technologies, Inc., from March 1999 to December 2010. traffic.com, from December 2005 to March 2007. Central Vermont Public Service Corp., from May 2001 to May 2006. Hercules Incorporated, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, from April 2000 to June 2001. Business Experience: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of P.H. Glatfelter Company, a specialty paper manufacturer, from September 2001 to June 2002. Various senior management positions, including most recently President, Chemical Specialties and Chief Financial Officer, Hercules Incorporated, a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, from 1979 to 2001. Other Positions: Member, American and the Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. Member, Financial Executives Institute and Institute of Management Accountants. Education: Bachelor of Science, Business-Finance and Economics, University of Delaware. Masters in Business Administration, University of Chicago. Experience and Qualifications to Serve on the Board: Mr. MacKenzie’s extensive service on public company boards of directors enables him to provide valuable insights into our corporate governance. His lengthy experience in operational and financial management enables him to provide useful insights on executive management considerations. His financial executive experience, coupled with his public accounting background, gives him an intimate knowledge of financial matters.

James Stavridis

Admiral James G. Stavridis serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, has more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Navy, including serving as commander of U.S. Southern Command, Commander of European Command and as Supreme Allied Commander, NATO, and rose to the rank of 4-star admiral. He is currently Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and Chairman of the U.S. Naval Institute Board of Directors. He also serves on the board of directors of the Neuberger Berman Mutual Funds and NFP Corp., a privately held insurance brokerage firm. Stavridis earned a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy and a Ph.D. in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is also a distinguished graduate of both the National and Naval War Colleges. He holds various decorations and awards, including two awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and five awards of the Legion of Merit.

Lloyd Yates

Mr. Lloyd M. Yates serves as Independent Director of the Company. Yates serves as executive vice president of Duke Energy and president of its Carolinas Region. He is responsible for aligning customer-focused products and services to deliver a personalized end-to-end customer experience that positions Duke Energy for long-term growth. In addition, he has responsibility for the profit/loss, strategic direction and performance of the company's regulated utilities in North Carolina and South Carolina. Yates has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry, including the areas of nuclear generation, fossil generation and energy delivery. He previously served as executive vice president of regulated utilities for Duke Energy, where he had responsibility for the company's utility operations in six states. He also had responsibility for federal government affairs, as well as environmental and energy policy at the state and federal levels. In 2014, Yates was elected president and chairman of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies. He is also on the board of directors of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a global professional services firm, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Yates earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

Edward Vallejo

Mr. Edward D. Vallejo serves as Vice President, Investor Relations of the Company. Prior to his current role as vice president of Financial Strategy, Planning and Decision Support, Vallejo served as vice president of Investor Relations at American Water from 2006 to 2014. In that role, he created a comprehensive investor relations program in preparation for the company's initial public offering in April 2008. Previously, he had served as the chief financial officer of Thames Water Chile, where he was responsible for all aspects of financial strategy, processes and operations. From 1999 to 2005, Vallejo held various positions of increasing responsibility with American Water, including vice president of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and treasurer. He began his career in the utilities sector in 1994 as an investment banker for PaineWebber, covering electric, gas and water companies and completing numerous equity, debt and M&A transactions. Vallejo holds a bachelor's degree in economics from New York Institute of Technology and a master's degree in business administration from New York University.