Camden-based American Water Works Co. on Tuesday said Mike Doran, currently president of Pennsylvania American Water, has been named deputy chief operating officer at American Water, reporting to Executive Vice President and COO Cheryl Norton. David Bowler, currently senior vice president of planning, regulatory and financial services, has been named deputy chief financial officer and treasurer, reporting to Executive Vice President and CFO John Griffith.
Additionally, Justin Ladner, currently serving as president of Illinois American Water, has been named president of Pennsylvania American Water, and Rebecca Losli, currently vice president of engineering and business development at Missouri American Water, has been named president of Illinois American Water.
“This is an exciting day for our company to be able to promote four highly experienced American Water employees,” Norton said. “Mike, Justin, Rebecca and David embrace our values of safety, teamwork and inclusion. They know how to build teams effectively and they understand the importance of putting our customers first while making the communities we serve stronger.”
“All four are also great examples of American Water’s leadership bench strength, and I know they look forward to these new roles,” Griffith added.
As Deputy COO, Doran will support the COO in the successful performance of American Water’s regulated operation. Bowler, as deputy CFO and treasurer, will support the CFO in all aspects of financial management and strategy.
Doran served as president of Pennsylvania American Water since 2019, leading a team that provides quality water and wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people in more than 400 communities.
Bowler joined American Water as SVP in 2020, leading the financial planning and analysis, corporate tax and regulatory services teams. He joined American Water from CenterPoint Energy Inc., where he served as director of finance and accounting, and, prior to that, was the vice president, controller and assistant treasurer at Vectren Corp.
Ladner served as president of Illinois American Water since 2020, leading a team that provides water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people. He joined American Water in November 2018 as director of national regulatory affairs. Before joining American Water, he held several other positions at Southern Co.
Losli joined Missouri American Water in 2021 as director of engineering and then expanded her role leading business development in Missouri. Prior to joining American Water, Losli served as the program manager for program planning for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. She also founded Losli Engineering LLC and worked for Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co. as the water regional global practice leader.