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
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.
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 www.amwater.com.