Golden State Water Company Announces New Supplier Diversity Manager

Michael Moss Demonstrates Company’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion


San Dimas, Calif., September 21, 2022 – Today, Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) announced that Michael Moss will serve as the company’s Supplier Diversity Manager. 

Moss will be responsible for managing and growing Golden State Water’s Supplier Diversity Program as well as raising awareness and visibility of supplier diversity, including the benefits of increased competition within Golden State Water’s supply chains.  

“I am thrilled to join Golden State Water as Supplier Diversity Manager and to be a part of a team that is committed to ensuring an equal opportunity for all potential business partners,” said Moss. “I look forward to bringing my passion to this role and providing the best quality of service to our partners.” 

The Supplier Diversity Program is aimed at providing equal opportunity to all diverse suppliers including, but not limited to, Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs), Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs). Golden State Water offers businesses equitable opportunities to compete for contracts to supply materials and services to Golden State Water.  

“Golden State Water Company places high value in the execution of the Supplier Diversity Program and the approaches that will enrich our current supply chain,” shares Senior Vice President of Regulated Utilities Paul Rowley. “We recognize the tremendous benefits of doing business with women, members of the LGBT community, minority, and American Veteran partners and look forward to Michael enriching our team with his knowledge and expertise.”  

Moss earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College, where he graduated in 2006. He also holds a Grant Writing & Administration Certificate from California State University, Dominguez Hills where he developed key skills for program and project management. He comes to Golden State Water Company from his previous role as a Diversity Certification Manager.  


 About Golden State Water Company 

Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR). Golden State Water provides water service to over 1 million customers throughout 10 counties in Northern, Coastal and Southern California. 

About American States Water Company 

American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) is also the parent of Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc. and American States Utility Services, Inc. Through its electric utility subsidiary, Bear Valley Electric Service, Inc., the company distributes electricity to approximately 24,700 customer connections in the City of Big Bear Lake and surrounding areas in San Bernardino County, California. Through its contracted services subsidiary, American States Utility Services, Inc., the company provides operations, maintenance and construction management services for water distribution, wastewater collection and treatment facilities located on eleven military bases in eight states under 50-year privatization contracts with the U.S. government.