American Water's Chief Information Officer Named a Premier IT Leader by Computerworld

  American Water's Chief Information Officer Named a Premier IT Leader by

Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference 2013

Business Wire

VOORHEES, N.J. -- February 4, 2013

American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and
wastewater utility company, announced today that vice president and chief
information officer Mark S. Smith was selected as one of Computerworld's
Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013. This year's Premier 100 spotlights leaders
from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional
technology leadership, innovative solutions to business challenges and
effectively managed IT strategies. Smith will be honored along with his fellow
IT Leaders at the magazine's conference in Tucson, Ariz., March 3 through 5,

Smith joined American Water in 2008 and brings nearly 30 years of technology
expertise and leadership experience in the development, implementation, and
support of IT solutions. Appointed to his current position in September 2012,
Smith is responsible for all aspects of information technology service
delivery and management including Information Technology Services’ (ITS)
support of American Water’s business transformation and SAP migration. His
strategic focus for the ITS organization is one based on developing internal
business partnerships, establishing a service oriented culture, and optimizing
(and making more transparent) IT costs.

Smith is actively involved in community efforts and serves as Vice Chairman on
the Board of Directors for Touch New Jersey, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in computers and information systems from King’s College in
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and currently resides in Downingtown, Pa.

The Premier 100 IT Leaders was first created in 2000 to spotlight individuals
who have a positive impact on their organization through technology. These are
individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT
teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision
innovative solutions to business challenges, and effectively manage and
execute IT strategies. More information about the award can be viewed at

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 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking
water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at

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