ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is proud to announce the hiring of Ken Franklin as its Manager of Government Relations. He will be responsible for managing key relationships with local governments and community stakeholders in the St. Louis region.
Franklin brings to the company more than two decades of knowledge and experience in government and politics. Most recently he served as Vice President of Governmental Relations and Policy Initiatives at Bi-State Development. He also founded McKinley Franklin Global LLC and worked as Deputy Director for the Board of Election Commissioners in the City of St. Louis and for Missouri’s Office of Equal Opportunity.
In addition to his professional roles, Franklin also serves on the boards of Girls Inc. and St. Louis Developmental Disability Resources. He received a Legacy Award from the St. Louis County NAACP and the St. Louis Chapter Alumni Award from Morehouse Parents Association.
Franklin earned a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College.
Missouri American Water
Missouri 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/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people.
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 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.