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American Water names Stacy Mitchell Executive Vice President and General Counsel

  • American Water names Stacy Mitchell Executive Vice President and General Counsel

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American Water provides high-quality water and wastewater services to approximately 15 million people in more than 1,600 communities in the United States as well as parts of Canada.

 American Water, the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the U.S., announced that Stacy A. Mitchell has been named Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Mitchell replaces James H. Gallegos upon his retirement.

"While we wish Jim well as he begins his retirement, we are so pleased to have Stacy in this role," said M. Susan Hardwick, president and CEO of American Water. "With more than 25 years of experience in legal and regulatory work, Stacy is an excellent addition to our executive team. She has deep regulatory, litigation, business planning and strategy development expertise and has successfully led our multi-state regulatory and legal teams."

Mitchell most recently served as American Water's Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, where she led the company's regulatory strategy and the execution of overall companywide legal strategies.

Prior to joining American Water in 2019, Mitchell served as Vice President, Rates and Regulatory Affairs for SJI Utilities in Atlantic City, N.J. She also served in that capacity for SJI’s subsidiary, South Jersey Gas. Before joining SJI, Mitchell worked in private practice where she provided litigation, regulatory, and environmental counsel.

Mitchell serves as a member of the American Water Works Association's Water Utility Council and Council Treasurer.

Mitchell received her bachelor's degree in Science (Environmental Studies) from Stockton College and her Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law.

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