Today, after a unanimous vote by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) Board of Directors, Alex G. Sciulli will serve as its new Board Chair filling the vacant position left by former chair and longtime board member, Paul Leger, last month.
Sciulli, who early in his professional engineering career served as the Director of the City of Pittsburgh Water Department and the Director of Engineering and Construction, will bring governance and leadership experience to guide PWSA on its journey to rebuild its water systems and provide customers with clean, high quality, reliable water, wastewater conveyance, and stormwater services.
“On behalf of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, I welcome Alex as the newest member of our Board of Directors,” Will Pickering, PWSA’s Chief Executive Officer stated. “His expansive experience in civil and environmental engineering, real estate and business development, and long-standing relationships in the community will help PWSA advance initiatives to modernize our infrastructure and continue recent organizational progress.”
Sciulli previously held a consulting role with PWSA, where he served as the Chief of Program Management, led the effort to incorporate a stormwater master plan, and managed the design of the Four Mile Run Stormwater Improvement project. During his career he has helped to coordinate critical water and sewer infrastructure projects with City and County officials, and facilitated complex discussions and negotiations with elected officials and other community leaders.
Sciulli now will serve solely in a volunteer capacity on the PWSA Board, helping to facilitate many of the Authority’s large strategic initiatives. This continuity is needed as we implement PWSA’s Water Reliability Plan, establish a stormwater master plan, work towards our goal of removing all lead service lines, and continue our partnership with the Pittsburgh community to create an equitable water future.
“I am excited and honored for the opportunity to contribute to PWSA in a new capacity as Chair of its Board of Directors,” Sciulli stated. “I firmly believe that PWSA is on the right track, but it will require hands-on strategic governance from the Board to ensure the progress continues. I am looking forward to guiding them through the changes that will establish the quality water services expected in Pittsburgh.”