Meet the Authors

Welcome to the Water Street author page. You can learn more about the group of people behind all the blog posts here. Water Street’s authors are American Water employees collaborating to bring you interesting and informative conversations about water that are meaningful to your everyday life.

David Choate

Vice President, Engineering

In his role as Vice President of Engineering, David is responsible for strategic planning, management, and delivery of American Water’s capital program of approximately $1.5 billion annually, as well as leading the corporate engineering department to provide support for 200+... Read More

Eric Palm

President, American Water Resources

Eric Palm is President of Homeowner Services, a market-based subsidiary of American Water providing affordable protection from unexpected repair costs for home-based systems and appliances. The Homeowner Services entity consists of American Water Resources, and, as of June 2018, Pivotal... Read More

Dr. Lauren Weinrich

Senior Scientist, Environmental & Analytical Products

Lauren has fulfilled her passion to better understand and protect our environment as a senior scientist in the Water Research and Development team for over 10 years. She works on research projects related to treatment, monitoring and optimization in drinking... Read More

Matt Corson

Director, Environmental Compliance and Stewardship

As Director of Environmental Compliance and Stewardship, Matt is responsible for coordinating environmental compliance and stewardship activities at American Water’s drinking water systems and wastewater operations, in addition to promoting American Water’s environmental policy. In his 25+ years of experience,... Read More

Pamela Richardson

Vice President & Chief Labor and Employment Counsel

Pam has specialized in employment and labor law for her entire legal career. Before joining American Water, Pam worked as a labor and employment law associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Prior to that, she served as a labor and... Read More

Dr. Zia Bukhari

Principal Scientist, Water & Wastewater Research

Zia Bukhari has over 20 years of research and industry experience focusing on defining and mitigating health impacts associated with physicochemical, microbial and emerging contaminants exposure through environmental routes especially drinking water, wastewater, reclaimed water and seawater desalination. Zia's research... Read More