ID&E Executive Council

How we execute our ID&E Strategic Plan

The ID&E Executive Council of American Water serves as a recommending body and liaises with other business functions to promote inclusion, diversity and equity. Every employee of the company is respected for who they are as an individual and for our collective differences as a team.

ID&E Executive Council Leadership
Melanie Kennedy
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Rich Svindland
President, Missouri American Water
ID&E Executive Council Members
The council supports, advises and advocates inclusion and diversity across the company. Based on internal and external research and best practices, the council makes recommendations to the Executive Leadership Team for consideration and approval. Once approved, council members collaborate with appropriate groups (e.g., human resources, I&D champions, business leaders, internal  communications, etc.) to implement and/or execute.
April Aldridge
Paralegal III

Indiana American Water

Brian Barreto
Manager, External Affairs

California American Water

Brian Billups
Labor Relations Business Partner

Human Resources

Nicole Boyd
ID&E Business Partner

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Andrea Castro
Water Quality Lead

New Jersey American Water

Dina Cooper-Williams
Sr. Diversity Program Lead

Supply Chain

Denise Couch

Customer Service

DeAnna Dear
GIS Technician

Military Services Group

Stephen Foxall
Sr. Financial Analyst


Bradley Harris
Specialist, External Affairs

West Virginia

American Water

William Hill
Physical Security

Information Technology

Megan Holton
Employee Experience Business Partner

Human Resources

Amber Hood

Customer Service 

Andrew King
Environmental Program Lead


Roderick Sherman
Manager, Customer Accounts

Kentucky American Water

Kathleen Udasco
Sr. Manager

Business Development