The Connecticut Wastewater Leadership Program recently graduated 20 candidates from the 2015 program. Graduation was held at the annual Managers Forum held on November 17, 2015. The candidates included operators, crew leaders, chief operators, asst superintendents, asst public works directors and engineers. The ten (10) month program exposed them all facets of wastewater management.
To date this has resulted in 60 students graduating from the Management Leadership Program. Many of these folks have advanced into management or continued into a higher level of management including attaining Superintendent’s positions.
Congratulations to the 20 candidates who graduated and Thanks go out to the plant managers who supported this program by allowing their folks to attend. Following is a listing of the 2015 Graduates and the facilities at which they practice their craft.
Joseph Couture-Killingly WPCF Gary Russell-Southington WPCF
Megan Ambrose-UCONN WPCF Mike Salvatore-Town of Groton WPCF
Tom Bjorkland- South Windsor WPCF Harry Clarke- Plainfield WPCF
Brian Picco- Thomastown WPCF Jamie Kreller-Suffield WPCF
Keith Brown- New London WPCF Donald Dubiel- Hartford MDC WPCF
Dustin Watkins-Torrington WPCF Sean Hetherington – UCONN Reclaimed Water
Thomas Hume – Southington WPCF Christian Lund Town of Groton WPC
Zach Dutton The Water Planet Ryan Jagoda –Hartford MDC WPCF
Steve Drapeau-Meriden WPCF William Grano Hartford MDC WPCF
Ryan Harrold – Greater New Haven WPC Rob Hill – Greenwich WPCF
Thanks also to the many Superintendents who allowed the candidates to spend a day shadowing them and also to the many folks who presented or spoke at the sessions
Without the assistance of these folks the program would not be successful. Thanks to all of you.
LeRoy Kendricks,P.E Landon Kendricks, Woodard and Curran
Edward Alibozek, Town of East Windsor WPCF
Kevin Shlatz, Town of Enfield WPCF
Jonathan Ference, Town of East Windsor WPCF
Grant Weaver, P.E The Water Planet
Jon Jewett, Town Manager Hardwick VT
Edward Guilmette, P.E Tighe and Bond
Diane Johnson, P.E Atlantic States Rural Water and Wastewater Association
Rowland Denny, DEEP
Craig Motasky, DEEP
Anthony DeSimone, P.E, Carl Stone, P.E Weston and Sampson
Margaret DeMarino, DeMarino Associates
Katherine Zinnser, CONN-OSHA
Chris Caron, American Safety and Supply