We were so excited to get to speak with several of the panelists at the Mazars Women of Water Event that took place in Washington DC on January 9, 2020. We also got to hit the networking floor at the post-event gathering and get the “word on the street” takeaways from the event too! Our panelist interviewees included:
Pat Sinicropi, Executive Director, WateReuse Association, the only national organization dedicated solely to advancing policy, technology, innovation and public acceptance for water reuse. Pat has nearly two decades of experience as a policy expert and advocate on water-related issues in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the WateReuse Association, she served as Senior Legislative Director for the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), overseeing and directing NACWA’s legislative advocacy program, including policy analysis and advocacy on federal water policy related to infrastructure funding and financing, climate and energy, integrated planning, rate-payer affordability, and agriculture. Pat joined NACWA in 2008 after serving four years as Legislative Counsel to the Water Environment Federation (WEF) where her policy advocacy also included biosolids management. Prior to joining WEF, Pat represented the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), an organization providing technical assistance to small, rural communities on drinking water and wastewater infrastructure needs.
Debra Coy, Partner, XPV Partners. Debra Coy is a Partner with XPV Water Partners, the largest water-focused growth equity fund in North America, with $400 million in assets under management. She works with growth companies utilizing her experience as a top-ranked investment research analyst and strategic consultant to investors, companies, and municipal utilities. Ms. Coy is well known in the water industry from her 20 years on Wall Street as an equity research analyst, where she developed a leading franchise and broad expertise in covering the global water markets for investors at firms including Janney Montgomery Scott, Schwab Capital Markets, HSBC Securities, and National Westminster Bank. She serves on the Board of Directors for AquaVenture Holdings, Global Water Resources Inc., and Willdan Group Inc., and is a regular speaker and columnist on water industry finance and innovation.
Wendy Stevens, Partner, Mazars. Wendy is a Partner at Mazars where she leads the firm’s Quality & Risk Management Team. Wendy’s more than 35 years of experience includes providing accounting and auditing services to a variety of public and private clients in a multitude of industries. She founded and serves as Chair of Women@Mazars USA. Women@Mazars is a long-term effort supporting the full potential of women leaders at Mazars through education, awareness, and improving visibility of and access to role models. Women@Mazars actively engages all men and women at the firm, building diverse teams to enhance the growth of the firm and the individual. She also serves on the Mazars Group Quality & Risk Management Board.
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