Washington, DC (May 30, 2019) – Sterling Martin Associates national executive search for the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) has culminated with the hire of Jenn Jones as the Association’s new Executive Director.
To this new role, Jones brings more than 20 years of experience in professional membership associations and nonprofit organizations, including extensive experience in organizational management, membership, coalition-building, advocacy, marketing and communications strategies, and programming.
Jones holds a Master of Science, Public Service and Nonprofit Administration from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She also holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Institute of Organizational Management certification from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She has served on numerous ASAE committees and is a frequent speaker and panelist for the organization.
Founded in 1927, CWEA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association with approximately 10,000-plus water quality professional members, a revenue budget in the $4.6 million range and a staff of 18. CWEA’s members work for public agencies and collection systems, engineering firms, and equipment and service suppliers. They are responsible for cleaning California’s water and returning it safely to the environment.
CWEA educates and certifies water quality professionals, disseminates technical information, and promotes sound policies to benefit society through protection and enhancement of our water environment. The organization’s headquarters are located in Oakland, CA.
CWEA offer services at the state level as well as locally, through 17 geographical Local Sections. CWEA is a proud state member association of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) which provides technical education and training for thousands of water quality professionals throughout the United States.
About Sterling Martin Associates
Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a national executive search firm founded in 2006 by CEO and Managing Partner, David Martin. SMA specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. With five office locations in Washington, DC, Chicago, New York and California, SMA offers national reach and scope while providing superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Our partners and consultants bring association, nonprofit and for-profit management experience to each of our client engagements. Our team also serves as volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit governing boards.