Matt Glavin Named Director of Government Affairs for Illinois American Water

Matt Glavin has been named director of government affairs for Illinois American Water, effective July 20, 2015. In this role, Glavin will represent Illinois American Water at all levels of state government.

Glavin brings more than 15 years of experience in the political and legislative process, most recently serving as deputy director for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Past roles also include serving as chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and deputy press secretary for United States Senator Richard Durbin. Glavin has also served as senior account executive for Jascula Terman & Associates and campaign manager for several campaigns.

“I look forward to the leadership and contributions Matt will make in this new role.  The experience he brings will help ensure continued high-quality, reliable water and wastewater service to our customers,” said Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water.

Glavin has a juris doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Illinois Wesleyan University. He serves as a board of director for the Equality Illinois Political Action Committee, vice-chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Local Government Committee and previously served on the board of directors for the Illinois Economic Development Association.

Glavin will be headquartered at Illinois American Water’s Chicago Metro District office in Woodridge. He will spend considerable time at the State Capital in Springfield and travel throughout Illinois, working with elected officials across the Company’s service area.

About Illinois American Water
Illinois American Water, a wholly owned 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 and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found at


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