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 Senior Management Team

Rob Renner

Rob Renner, PE, BCEE, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Renner is Chief Executive Officer of the Water Research Foundation, joining the staff in August 2005. Prior to joining the Foundation, Rob was the executive director of the International Society of Automation and served as deputy executive director of the American Water Works Association. He has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant optimizing water treatment plant performance. Mr. Renner holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in sanitary engineering from South Dakota State University and is a licensed professional engineer in both Colorado and Minnesota.

Beate Wright

Beate Wright, PE, Executive Director, Washington DC Office
Ms. Wright joined the Water Research Foundation as Executive Director, Washington, DC Office, in January 2016. A 20 year veteran in water quality and treatment, Wright most recently served as director of operations of Loudoun Water where she managed the utility's Goose Creek Water Treatment Facility and the Broad Run Water Reclamation Facility. She also has worked as a project engineer and project manager for Hazen and Sawyer and Parsons Engineering Science, Inc. Beate received a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University, a Masters in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College, and is a licensed PE.

Tania Haskins

Tania Haskins, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Haskins is Chief Financial Officer for the Water Research Foundation, joining the staff in April 2012. Tania has 18 years of experience in nonprofit accounting and operations, specifically within 501(c)(3) organizations, and she also has 7+ years experience in the water community. Prior to joining the Foundation, Tania was the director of administration at AWWA for four years and spent nearly three years at Water for People as the director of finance. Tania is a CPA and holds two bachelor's degrees from universities in her home country of South Africa.

John Albert

John Albert, MPA, Chief Research Officer
Mr. Albert joined the Water Research Foundation staff in January 2005 as a project officer in research management and in 2008 assumed the duties of a senior account manager. John was named subscriber services manager in 2010 and Chief Research Officer in 2016. Prior to that, John worked as a research associate focusing on on-site wastewater systems and bacterial source tracking. John holds an MPA with a concentration in non-profit management from the University of Colorado–Denver, as well as an M.S. degree from the Colorado School of Mines and a B.A. in biology from Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

NameJob TitlePhone
John AlbertChief Research Officer(303) 734-3413
Cecilia AlemanMulti-Media Production Assistant(571) 384-2118
Lauren BadenProgram Assistant for Development and LIFT(571) 384-2095
Kristin BennettCoordinator, Subscriber Services(303) 347-6101
Kelsey BeveridgeTechnical Writer(571) 384-2099
Frank BlahaRegional Liaison(303) 347-6244
Caroline BruckSenior Administrative Assistant(303) 347-6118
Christine ConvilleContract Manager(303) 734-3424
Jonathan CuppettResearch Manager(303) 347-6122
Allison DeinesDirector of Special Projects(571) 384-2116
Ashwin DhanasekarResearch Manager(303) 734-3423
Lucy DickhoffExecutive Assistant(303) 347-6110
Michael DirksRegional Liaison(303) 347-6104
Cheri DoughertyGraphic Designer(303) 347-6119
Stephanie FevigResearch Manager(303) 347-6103
Aaron FisherTechnology and Innovation Manager(571) 451-2840
Alice FulmerRegional Liaison(303) 347-6109
Walter GrafProgram Director(571) 384-2102
Alyse GreenbergEditorial Assistant(303) 347-6116
Christopher HarrisDigital Communications Manager(303) 347-6115
Tania HaskinsChief Operating Officer(303) 347-6213
Katie HendersonResearch Manager(303) 347-6108
Maureen HodginsResearch Manager(303) 734-3465
Hyunyoung JangResearch Manager(303) 347-6112
Mary JohnsonProject Accountant 
Fidan KarimovaWater Technology Collaboration Manager(571) 384-2096
Megan KarklinsContent Manager(303) 347-6129
Djanette KhiariResearch Manager(303) 734-3478
Adam LangCommunications and Marketing Manager(303) 347-6259
Heidi LyonAdministrative Assistant/Receptionist 
Earlinda MahoneyAMS Administrator(303) 347-6243
Justin MattinglyResearch Manager(571) 699-0024
Stefani McGregorSenior Research Manager(571) 699-0026
Brenley McKennaSubscriber Services Manager(303) 347-6188
Julie MintonDirector of Strategic Initiatives(571) 699-0023
Jeff MoellerUnit Leader - Research Services(571) 384-2104
Monica MorganProject Coordinator(303) 734-3475
David MorroniAccountant(571) 384-2103
Lola OlabodeProgram Director(571) 384-2109
Kenan OzekinUnit Leader - Research Services(303) 734-3464
Amit PramanikChief Innovation and Development Officer(571) 384-2101
Pamela ProttSenior Program Assistant(571) 384-2113
Christine RadkeProgram Director(571) 384-2106
Robert RennerChief Executive Officer(303) 347-6150
Valerie RoundyProject Coordinator(303) 347-6124
Dorn SandersBusiness Development Manager(571) 384-2115
Corina SantosProject Coordinator(303) 347-6125
Patricia SchraderSubscriber Relations Manager(303) 347-6128
Steve SidarsMonitoring & Compliance Manager(303) 347-6102
Mary SmithResearch Manager(303) 347-6134
Melanie SmytheSenior Accountant(303) 734-3555
Tamela St. CroixAccounting Specialist(303) 347-6126
Gina StreetIT and Facilities Manager(571) 384-2112
Michelle SuazoCommunications Coordinator(303) 734-3470
Barbara SwartzMulti-Media Production Director(571) 384-2117
Courtney TharpeStrategic Events Manager(571) 384-2107
Kim Van EyzerenAccounting & Grants Compliance Manager(303) 347-6113
Kristan VandenHeuvelResearch Manager(571) 699-0025
Jennifer WarnerRegional Liaison(303) 734-3422
Susan WhiteBusiness Systems Administrator(303) 347-6218
Beate WrightExecutive Director(202) 570-5320
Harry ZhangProgram Director(571) 384-2098
Jian ZhangResearch Manager(303) 347-6114