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New Jersey American Water Appoints Spence-Parker as Vice President of Human Resources

CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey American Water has named Trudy Spence-Parker vice president of human resources, effective April 20. Spence-Parker will join the company after having served two years as vice president of human resources at American Water Enterprises, the non-regulated arm of New Jersey American Water's parent company, American Water.

"Trudy Spence-Parker has proven herself to be a very valuable asset to American Water Enterprises and I am pleased that she has chosen to make a transition to New Jersey American Water," said John Bigelow, president of New Jersey American Water. "Trudy's experience and counsel will strengthen our management team and our organization. We look forward to working with her and accomplishing much."

As vice president of human resources, Spence-Parker will be responsible for ensuring that human resources strategies are aligned with, and significantly contribute to, New Jersey American Water's business strategies. She will also lead efforts on all human resources functions, labor relations, and employee and organizational development.

In her 25-year career, Spence-Parker has gained considerable experience in business and human resources management, executive recruiting, organizational consulting, strategic planning, and sales and marketing. Prior to working for American Water Enterprises, she served as chief human resources officer for Delaware River and Bay Authority. Previously, she held leadership positions in AT&T, Invensys Energy Systems and her own recruitment agency.

Spence-Parker holds a bachelor's degree from Glassboro (N.J.) State College, as well as master's degrees in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and strategic leadership from Neumann College. She has also achieved the Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification in human resources management.

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

SOURCE New Jersey American Water

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