Illinois American Water and Iowa American Water Announce New Director of Engineering

Feb 20, 2018

Beth Matthews has been promoted to Director of Engineering for Illinois American Water and Iowa American Water. In her new role, Matthews will manage and coordinate capital investment projects and engineering activities in both states.

Joining Illinois American Water in 2010 as a planning engineer, Matthews was later promoted to manager of an asset planning group and then to manager of project delivery, a position she held since 2015.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Bradley University and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Matthews replaces Jeff Kaiser, who served in the director role for ten years and was recently named Director of State Procurement in Supply Chain for American Water.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada.


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