Aug 14, 2012 by Dr. Chris Wood
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international non-profit association that is the authoritative resource on safe water and the leading industry association for water professionals. Now, PCWASA Division Manager Keisha Lisbon Thorpe, P.E. is among its leadership.
Lisbon Thorpe was recently selected as a Junior Trustee and Executive Committee Member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chapter of AWWA. This responsibility is in addition to her work for GAWWA as Co-Chair of the Georgia Model Water Tower Competition – an educational engineering challenge for middle school students. The Competition is a joint project of Georgia AWWA and the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP).
Lisbon Thorpe chaired the Diversity Committee of GAWP, prior to being selected by her peers to serve as a GAWWA Junior Trustee. Her two-year term as a Junior Trustee commenced this summer, when she began to oversee GAWWA’s communications and scholarship programs, among other leadership responsibilities.
The Authority’s Division Manager has more than 12 years of experience in the industry, which has entailed work in water and wastewater treatment, project management, asset management, technical support, construction and maintenance. She currently heads the Technical Services Division at PCWASA, which includes oversight of the Authority’s departments of engineering, information technology, construction management, geographic information systems (GIS), fats, oils, and grease (FOG) management, utility locates, and asset management.
With a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina A&T and a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida, she is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Georgia, who also holds a Class I (the highest in the profession) Public Water Supply System Operator’s License.
“Keisha not only provides leadership and expertise as Division Manager of Technical Services for the Authority, but she also is very well respected by her peers and other water professionals within our industry,” says Stephen Hogan, PCWASA General Manager. “We are very fortunate to have her on staff at the Authority, and I know she will be just as valuable of an addition to the Georgia AWWA Board.”
Chris Wood, Ph.D.