Global Water Resources (GWRS) Announces Ron L. Fleming Board Chairman

November 7, 2018 8:34 AM EST

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Global Water Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: GWRS) has appointed Ron L. Fleming, the company’s president and CEO, as the new chairman of its board of directors.

Fleming succeeds Trevor Hill who is retiring from the board, effective December 31, 2018. Hill has served as a director since he co-founded Global Water in 2003, and as chairman since 2013. David Tedesco, a member of the board since 2012 and current chair of the compensation committee, was also appointed lead independent director.

“As our co-founder, Trevor’s contributions to Global Water are immeasurable, and we owe him an enormous debt of gratitude,” said Fleming. “On behalf of the board and the entire company, I want to thank him for being our leader, mentor and friend.”

Hill commented: “Over the past 15 years, it’s been exciting to watch Global Water emerge as a premier water resource management company in Arizona. The company today is in excellent shape, and I’m confident Ron’s leadership and strong management team will continue to drive Global Water forward for the benefit of our shareholders and customers.”

Tedesco added: “We will miss Trevor and honor his legacy as we grow the Global Water platform he created through expansion of our service areas, consolidation of water and wastewater utilities, and investing in our utilities as they experience rapid growth.”

Ron L. Fleming BioFleming has served as the president and CEO of Global Water since January 2015. Earlier, he served in various roles, including as interim chief executive officer, chief operating officer, vice president and general manager from 2007 to 2014, and as senior project manager for engineering and construction from 2004 to 2006.

Fleming joined Global Water in 2004, crossing over from the construction industry where he worked for general contractors providing project management on numerous large-scale heavy civil infrastructure projects throughout Arizona. He has more than 16 years of related management and utility experience. Fleming is a director on the Water Utility Association of Arizona, Maricopa Economic Development Alliance, and the Pinal Partnership, wherein he is also the co-chair and founder of the Water Resource Committee.

David Tedesco BioTedesco serves on the board of directors of Global Water as the lead independent director and chairman of the compensation committee. He is the founder and CEO of True North Companies, one of Arizona’s largest and most active private investment firms. Earlier, Tedesco was CEO of Intrasight (acquired by ClickSquared), a relationship marketing company. Tedesco is a director of several organizations, including Passport Health, Anmark Machine, Jokake Companies, HSi, ProGard, Midwest Products, CIRS, SAARC, YPO, Valley of the Sun, United Way and the Nature Conservancy.

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