Water Utility Acquisition Issues and Utility Industry Gender Issues with Lisa Sparrow

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Lisa Sparrow, President and CEO of Utilities, Inc., a water and wastewater utility company with a national reach, joins The Water Values Podcast to discuss acquisition strategy, her approach to finding solutions to important problems, and a discussion about women as contributors in the utility industry and about attracting women to the field.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • The water utility acquisition process as part of  growth strategy
  • How Utility, Inc. meets the needs of small to mid-size communities around the country
  • Examples of the problems that troubled utilities face
  • How utilities evaluate acquisition opportunities as a way to bring troubled utilities up to safe, reliable standards.
  • How state government regulators impact acquisition decisions
  • How utilities can work with regulators to implement creative solutions
  • How acquisition adjustments by state regulators can incent further investment in utilities
  • How utility investors can  increase success in getting return on investment
  • How to balance the economic and regulatory needs of all stakeholders involved in utility acquisitions
  • How the interests of investors, customers and regulators compare
  • The relationship between investors and regulators
  • The role of women in the utility industry – and the opportunities available
  • Leadership qualities the utility industry needs

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