Roger Goodson Named Senior Operations Manager of Illinois American Water's Peoria, Pekin and Lincoln Districts

Roger Goodson has been named Senior Operations Manager of Field Services and Production for Illinois American Water’s Peoria, Pekin and Lincoln Districts, effective Jan. 19, 2015. He will lead and oversee the field operations, production and maintenance in Peoria, Pekin and Lincoln, ensuring high-quality customer service and operational integrity.

Goodson previously served as operations superintendent of field operations in Illinois American Water’s Peoria and Pekin Districts.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Aurora University and a master’s in business administration.  He also holds a Class A, Public Water Supply Operator’s Certificate of Competency for Illinois and received his Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.

“I look forward to the leadership and contributions Roger will make in this new role.  The experience he brings will help ensure continued high-quality water service to our customers,” said Barry Suits, Vice President of Operations for Illinois American Water.

Goodson is an active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Illinois Section of AWWA.  He also serves on the following committees: Central Illinois Groundwater Protection, Water Resource team for Central Illinois Economic Development, Middle Basin Regional Water Resource Planning and is vice chair for the city of Pekin Human Rights committee.  In addition, he is a board member for the Pekin United Way.

Goodson and his wife, Christine, reside in un-incorporated Peoria County.  They have four sons attending area colleges.

Illinois 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 1.2 million people. American Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville.  

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 more than 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 14 million people in more than 40 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting


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