PWSA HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Pittsburgh, PA - The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) Board of Directors voted unanimously today to hire James L. “Jim” Good as the permanent executive director. Mr. Good was selected after an extensive four month national search.
“We are happy to have Jim’s continued experience and leadership as a permanent part of the Authority,” Chairman Alex Thomson said. “He has played an important role in the changes at PWSA over the last three years. Jim is dedicated to the continued improvement of PWSA and furthering its contributions to the advancement of the City.”
With 25 years of experience in the water sector, Mr. Good served as the interim executive director of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority since July 2012 through the PWSA-Veolia partnership. Under his leadership at PWSA, Mr. Good created a foundation supported Sustainability Department to lead green infrastructure efforts in the city. Previously, Mr. Good served as the executive vice president and vice president of municipal business development for Veolia Water’s West Region, as well as vice president of corporate communications and marketing for the California Water Service Company (Cal Water). A native Californian, Mr. Good graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Government, and from Golden Gate University with an MS in Finance.
“Pittsburgh is uniquely poised for large-scale, innovative changes in the next few years,” Good said. “I love this city and it is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to continue working at the PWSA.”
“We are sad to lose Jim after 14 years of service, but proud of the work he has done for Veolia. He will be an excellent permanent addition for PWSA,” said Michael Byrnes, P.E., senior vice president, Veolia North America. “We wish him well and are looking forward to continuing our partnership with PWSA.”
Mr. Good will be paid an annual salary of $240,000, and a performance bonus of up to 10 percent of his salary based on achieving specified performance goals.