Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) Senior Vice President of Regulated Water Utilities Denise Kruger has been recognized as this year’s recipient of the George Warren Fuller Award, presented by the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for distinguished service and leadership to the water supply field. The announcement was made on Tuesday as part of the CA-NV AWWA’s Annual Fall Conference.
“I am truly humbled to receive this recognition and have my name forever linked to George Warren Fuller and the past recipients who have been pioneers and leaders in the industry,” said Kruger. “This really is a team recognition, one that I share with those who mentored me in the industry and the talented professionals we have at Golden State Water. I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, and I’m proud of our dedicated team at Golden State Water that shares the focus of serving our customers and protecting our region’s precious water resources.”
Kruger has nearly 30 years of experience in the water industry and has been an instrumental figure in helping to ensure Californians have access to quality drinking water through reliable water service. In her role as Senior Vice President of Regulated Water Utilities, she oversees all functions of the company’s operations, asset management, water resources, environmental quality, water-use efficiency, customer service, community engagement and regulated new business.
Kruger has an active voice in the water industry. She is on the Board of Directors for the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (CFEE), and has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Water Research Foundation and American Groundwater Trust. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Irvine.