Illinois American Water Announces Kyle Smith as Western Division Sr. Manager of Operations

Illinois American Water named Kyle Smith the Senior Operations Manager for the company’s Western Division, effective Oct. 17, 2022. In this role, Smith will oversee operations in the Peoria, Pekin and Lincoln Districts.

Smith joined Illinois American Water in 2020 as the Senior Superintendent of Operations in the Pekin District. Prior to that, he was the Director of Planning and Public Works for the Village of Peoria Heights.

Beth Matthews, Vice President of Operations for Illinois American Water said, “Kyle has extensive experience in the water industry. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this leadership role.”

Smith has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Iowa. He holds a Class B Public Water Supply Operator license and is currently a Culture Champion Co-Lead for Illinois American Water. He and his wife Karin reside in Peoria with their three children.

About Illinois American Water – Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people. American Water also operates a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville.

About American Water – With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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