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Louisville Water President and CEO to Provide Interim Leadership at MSD

Friday December 16, 2011

Louisville Water President and CEO Greg Heitzman has accepted Mayor Greg Fischer’s request to serve as Interim Executive Director at MSD. The announcement by Mayor Fischer follows the public release of a MSD audit, conducted by State Auditor Crit Luallen.

Beginning Friday, Heitzman will work with MSD’s Board, management and employees on an action plan to address the audit’s findings in a timely manner.

“I tapped Greg Heitzman for this important role because of Louisville Water Company’s stellar record and public performance. Greg can quickly implement many of the best practices –many of which are solidly in place at the Water Company – that are called for at MSD by the audit report. This is only an interim position that will last only a few months during this important transition period for MSD.”

“Louisville Water has an incredibly talented and dedicated group of employees and senior management,” said Heitzman. “In my absence, our employees will continue to deliver the outstanding water quality and customer service that has defined our company since 1854.”

Heitzman will also assist Mayor Fischer in a task force that will examine synergies between Louisville Water, MSD and Public Works. “Greg Heitzman will provide sound leadership for MSD during this significant time of change,” said Marita Willis, Board of Water Works Chair and PNC Vice President, Community Consultant and Community Banking. “The Board of Water Works appreciates the confidence the Mayor has in Greg’s leadership. In fact, we see it every day in Louisville Water’s operations.”

Heitzman has spent 29 years at Louisville Water, starting as project engineer in 1982, then serving as Chief Engineer and as President and CEO since 2007. He holds a MBA from the University of Louisville and earned a bachelor and a masters degree from the University of Kentucky in Civil Engineering.