CWEA Hires Anabel Martinez as New Director of Member Services

CWEA Hires Anabel Martinez as New Director of Member Services

Washington, D.C. (March 16, 2023) — The California Water Environment Association (CWEA) has appointed Anabel Martinez as the organization’s new Director of Member Services. Anabel brings over two decades of experience in association management and office administration, most recently as Account Manager at Association Management Solutions (AMS). Annabel started her new position at CWEA on February 21.

In her previous role, Anabel served as the Executive Director of three client associations and was responsible for the financial management, governance, member services, meetings, and events of each organization . 

Anabel’s leadership experience also includes organizing meetings and trade shows of 20 to 1,500 people, domestically and internationally.. Additionally, Anabel worked with Service Employees International Union–United Healthcare Workers (SEIU-UHW) as a Membership Associate.

Anabel has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor’s degree in Management from St. Mary’s College of California, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

About the California Water Environment Association

CWEA empowers wastewater professionals as they protect California’s most critical resource: water. Our community of 10,000+ professionals represent all facets of wastewater management and resource recovery, from operators to lab techs to engineers.

Founded in 1928, CWEA proudly unites professionals from throughout the state. We address real-time issues, develop and deliver cutting-edge training, raise awareness of the profession and shape the future of wastewater.

About Sterling Martin Associates 

Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a leading specialty national search firm conducting chief executive-level searches for associations and nonprofit organizations. SMA has built an outstanding reputation by providing impeccable service to its clients and by placing exceptional talent in associations and nonprofits. Based primarily in Washington, DC, SMA has offices in New York, Chicago, Orange County, CA, and Portland, OR.

Since founding the firm in 2006 with a mission to combine his search expertise with nonprofit board experience, David Martin now leads a highly experienced, diverse team of 15, combining in-depth client analysis with the latest search technologies to create effective, personalized searches. Since the day he founded the firm, David has personally taken a leadership role with every search, for every client.