The Board of Directors of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced the selection of Gary J. Zimmerman as the association's new Executive Director. Zimmerman, 48, replaces Jack W. Hoffbuhr, who is retiring after leading AWWA for 12 years. The decision follows a seven-month search process.
Zimmerman joins AWWA following nearly two years as Executive Vice President of the Arabian Horse Association and a distinguished career in business management and development. The first 16 years of his career were in the paper and packaging industry. He spent 12 years with Unisource Worldwide, Division of Georgia-Pacific, and was then recruited to International Paper's xpedx Division as Group Vice President - South Central US. Thereafter he became COO of Dallas-based WebTransport in 2000, followed by executive positions with All Covered (IT Consulting) and 180 Connect (technical installation and service).
Zimmerman graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder and has an MBA from the University of Denver.
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