Executive Leadership

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Will Pickering

Chief Executive Officer

Will Pickering was selected to lead the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) in June 2020. Before serving as CEO, he was PWSA’s Deputy Executive Director and Director of Public Affairs.  During his tenure, PWSA has received national recognition for improving drinking water quality by replacing over 10,000 lead service lines, rehabilitating critical water and sewer infrastructure, and implementing assistance programs to ensure all customers can access safe and reliable water services. 

Before joining PWSA, Will was Manager of Communications and Government Relations at DC Water. He managed the communications program there and spearheaded DC Water’s interactions with the federal, District, and neighboring local governments. He 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. 

Will is leading PWSA into a new era – one with a renewed emphasis on protecting public health and the environment through the delivery of safe and reliable water services with a commitment to future generations.

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Jennifer Presutti

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.

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Frank Sidari

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.

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Logan Carmichael

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. 

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Lee Haller

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.

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Monica Walaan

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. 

Chief Engineering Officer, Rachael Beam

Rachael Beam

Chief Engineering Officer

Rachael Beam joined PWSA as the Chief Engineering Officer in January 2024.  In this role she is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership, steering the direction, and ensuring the overall effectiveness of PWSA’s engineering and construction operations. Prior to joining PWSA, Rachael served as Engineering Manager for PA American Water Company, leading a team of engineers to implement the capital program for southwest PA. She has over twenty years of experience designing and managing water and wastewater projects throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Rachael has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management from Cornell University. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.