CWEA Hires Phil Miller as New Chief Operating Officer

CWEA Hires Phil Miller as New Chief Operating Officer

Announcement with headshot of Phil Miller, new COO for CWEA

Washington, D.C. (January 16, 2023) – The California Water Environment Association (CWEA) recently hired Phil Miller, MBA as their new Chief Operating Officer. Miller brings over a decade of operations experience in a variety of sectors to this role.

Miller joins CWEA from his most recent role as COO/CFO of the Tawonga Jewish Community Corp. in the San Francisco Bay area. He holds an MA in Education from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California.

About CWEA

CWEA empowers wastewater professionals as they protect California’s most critical resource: water. The association’s community of over 10,000 professionals represents 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, to address real-time issues, develop and deliver cutting-edge training, raise awareness of the profession, and shape the future of wastewater. In support of CWEA’s vision of a sustainable California water environment, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit pursues its mission of empowering, educating, and connecting water professionals to protect public health and the environment.

About SMA

Sterling Martin Associates 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 in Washington, DC, SMA has offices in New York, Chicago, Orange County, CA, and Portland, OR.

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.