Chief Executive Officer
Will Pickering was named the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) in June 2020. Prior to transitioning to CEO in 2021, he served as the Deputy Executive Director and Director of Public Affairs at PWSA. Prior to joining PWSA in fall 2016, Will Pickering was Manager of Communications and Government Relations at DC Water. There, he managed the communications program and spearheaded DC Water’s interactions with the federal, District, and neighboring local governments. Mr. Pickering has also held several positions in the local and federal government. He has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Santa Clara University and received his Certificate in Public Management from George Washington University.
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer Presutti came to the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority in the Finance department after serving the City of Pittsburgh for nearly 8 years as a budget analyst, senior budget analyst, capital budget manager, assistant director of capital and asset management, and lastly, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In May of 2020, Ms. Presutti was promoted from Director of Finance to the role of Deputy Executive Director, now serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Presutti earned her Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh.
Chief Environmental Compliance & Ethics Officer
Frank P. Sidari III, PE, BCEE joined PWSA in 2021 and serves as our Chief Environmental Compliance and Ethics Officer. Mr. Sidari has over 20 years of experience supporting water and wastewater systems; including past work on PWSA projects. Mr. Sidari is responsible for strategic and operational oversight of environmental compliance and ethics efforts. These efforts include expansion of the Environmental Compliance Program to cover all of PWSA’s facilities and compliance with regulations associated with drinking water, stormwater, wastewater, chemicals, waste, and air. Mr. Sidari also works with Human Resource and Legal Counsel to maintain ethics and conduct policies and assure proper investigations into reports of non-compliance. He holds a Master’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and is a professional and board-certified engineer.
Chief People & Culture Officer
Logan Carmichael joined PWSA as Director of Human Resources in February 2021. Mr. Carmichael is responsible for developing and driving the human resources strategy and administration aligned to the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, while ensuring that workplace culture, practices, policies, and operations support and achieve organizational objectives and values. Specific areas of focus include organizational development, talent acquisition, training & development, total compensation & benefits planning, change management, employee and labor relations, and workforce planning. Mr. Carmichael is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a BA in Communications, and an MS in Human Resources Management.
Chief Information & Performance Officer
Lee Haller joined the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) in December 2019. Mr. Haller is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of PWSA’s technology teams as well as authority-wide performance management initiatives. In this role, Lee is focused on supporting and enhancing technology solutions that streamline internal operations and improve service for PWSA customers. Prior to joining PWSA, Mr. Haller was the Director of Innovation & Performance for the City of Pittsburgh and has held technology leadership roles in both public and private sector organizations. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.
Chief Legal Officer
Monica Walaan, Esquire, joined the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) in March 2022 and serves as our Chief Legal Officer. In her role, Monica is responsible for providing strategic guidance, consultation, and support to the Authority regarding a comprehensive range of legal issues related to carrying out our mission. Prior to joining PWSA, Ms. Walaan was the Vice President of Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel for a local municipal authority, where she was responsible for building, directing, and managing the day-to-day legal affairs of the organization. Monica earned her Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.