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
Kevin Tilden
Kevin Tilden
President, California American Water and Hawaii American Water
Lori Sutton, Chief Inclusion Officer
Lori Sutton
Chief Inclusion Officer
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.
Amber Hood

Customer Service 

Andrew King
Environmental Program Lead


Bradley Harris
Bradley Harris
Specialist, External Affairs

West Virginia

American Water

Brian Barreto
Manager, External Affairs

California American Water

Brian Billups
Labor Relations Business Partner

Human Resources

Dina Cooper-Williams
Sr. Diversity Program Lead

Supply Chain

Kathleen Udasco
Sr. Manager

Business Development

Kimberly Jamerson
Manager, Customer Service & Billing

Contract Services Group

Kristina Lotwick
Kristina Lotwick
ID&E Business Partner

Human Resources

Megan Holton
Employee Experience Business Partner

Human Resources

Michael Kurzeja
Michael Kurzeja
Associate Director, Delivery Management

Information Technology

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Nicole Boyd
ID&E Business Partner

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Shalonda Norman
Shalonda Norman
Manager, Call Handling

Customer Service

Stephen Foxall
Sr. Financial Analyst


Tess Farmer
Tess Farmer
Director, Corporate Counsel