Today, the CEO of Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) announced that Kimberly
Joyce has been promoted to vice president of regulatory, legislative and
external affairs. Joyce will continue to oversee legislative policy at
the federal and state levels, regulatory filings, and rate cases. Also
among her portfolio of responsibility, Joyce oversees communications and
community relations, and the company’s charitable trust.
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Kimberly Joyce has been promoted to vice president of government and external affairs for Aqua America. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Kim's background as regulatory counsel and in legislative policy
matters adds huge value to Aqua,” said Chris Franklin. “She is
especially adept at working with and educating key stakeholders to
ensure Aqua continues its long standing commitment to providing safe and
reliable service to its customers and to the community.”
Franklin noted that Joyce has contributed to a number of significant
policy milestones in the states where Aqua operates over the years.
“Kim has played an integral role in educating and expanding upon
legislative best practices in the water industry including fair market
value legislation and improving infrastructure replacement mechanisms,”
said Franklin. “These important legislative initiatives help communities
across our footprint, and facilitate our ability to replace aging
Joyce has also spearheaded Aqua partnerships to help others in need.
Recently, she forged a partnership with the Villanova School of
Engineering to assist families in developing countries that do not have
access to safe and reliable drinking water.
An attorney, Joyce spent five years with the Pennsylvania Public Utility
Commission before joining Aqua in 2007. During her tenure at the PUC,
she advised the commission on electric, gas and telecommunication
matters and defended commission orders before state and federal courts.
She previously clerked for Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court President
Judge James Gardner Colins and worked for Baker & Botts, LLP in their
Washington, D.C. energy and natural resources office.
Joyce earned her J.D. at the University of Pittsburgh and both her B.A.
in economics and M.B.A. from Villanova University. She serves on the
board of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia.
Aqua America is one of the largest U.S.-based, publicly traded water
utilities and serves nearly 3 million people in Pennsylvania, Ohio,
North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia. Aqua
America is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
WTR. Visit AquaAmerica.com for more information.
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