Golden State Water Manager Awarded Prestigious George Warren Fuller Award

Kate Nutting celebrated for innovation, progress, and dedication


For Immediate Release  

October 30, 2023   

San Dimas, Calif. – On Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) California-Nevada Section Conference, the prestigious “George Warren Fuller Award” was awarded to Kate Nutting, Southwest General Manager for Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water).  

Every year, each AWWA section selects an industry leader for distinguished service to the water supply field in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, brilliant diplomatic talent, and constructive leadership that embodied the life of George Warren Fuller. 

“Kate Nutting’s colleagues at Golden State Water are pleased to join industry leaders in congratulating a remarkable individual whose achievements have shaped the landscape of California’s water systems and broken barriers and opened doors for future generations of women,” said Paul Rowley, Senior Vice President, Regulated Water Utility for Golden State Water Company. “This award is a testament to Kate’s unwavering commitment to excellence and tireless efforts to protect water quality, reliability and ensure superior customer service.  She truly embodies the characteristics of George Fuller.” 

Nutting, who has worked at Golden State Water since 2006, is a graduate of University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied under a renowned professor, conducting drinking water research and using analytical chemistry. As General Manager of Golden State Water’s largest district, the Southwest District, Nutting oversees customer service, community relations, and the operations and maintenance of the company’s largest customer service area.  

“Kate Nutting’s involvement in wholesale and regional water has solidified her as a respected voice in the water industry, a bridge between the complexities of the water industry and the customers it serves,” said Rowley. “Kate is a professional guardian of water quality, a pioneer in the truest sense.” 

The American Water Works Association ( is an international, nonprofit, scientific and educational society dedicated to providing total water solutions to ensure effective water management. Founded in 1881, the Association is the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world. 


Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) and provides water service to approximately 1 million customers throughout 10 counties in Northern, Coastal and Southern California. American States Water Company also owns a contracted services subsidiary, American States Utility Services, Inc. (ASUS). ASUS provides operations, maintenance and construction management services for water and wastewater systems located on military bases throughout the country under 50-year privatization contracts with the U.S. government. Bear Valley Electric Service is also a subsidiary and distributes electricity to approximately 24,000 customers in the City of Big Bear Lake and surrounding areas in San Bernardino County.