VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced that its current vice president of Investor Relations, Edward Vallejo, will be named vice president of Financial Strategy, Planning and Decision Support, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Vallejo will continue in his Investor Relations role as the company looks to fill the vice president of Investor Relations position. A current search is underway.
“We are pleased to have Ed take this expanded leadership role at American Water,” said Linda Sullivan, senior vice president and chief financial officer at American Water. “Ed has done a tremendous job leading Investor Relations since 2006 and his extensive experience in corporate finance, capital markets and investment banking makes him well suited for this new, broad leadership role.”
Prior to his current role, Vallejo served as the chief financial officer of Thames Water Chile, where he was responsible for all aspects of financial strategies, processes and operations.
From 1999 to 2005, Vallejo held various positions of increasing responsibility with American Water, including vice president of Mergers & Acquisitions and Treasurer. He began his career in the utilities sector in 1994 as an investment banker for PaineWebber, covering electric, gas and water companies, completing numerous equity, debt and M&A transactions.
Vallejo holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from New York Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from New York University.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.