Lori Stenzel - Nominee for Trustee - District 4
Lori Stenzel is currently a Water Quality and Environmental Compliance Specialist II for Illinois American Water. Before joining Illinois American Water in 2010, she was employed by PDC Laboratories, Inc., named previously Daily Analytical Laboratories, as the Lab Drinking Water Project Manager. She has worked in the certified water laboratory industry for twenty three years developing, managing, and marketing the Drinking Water Program which consisted of 46% of the Illinois Public Water Systems. Lori has developed long term relationships and good rapports with both the IEPA and IDPH agencies. She is an Augustana Illinois College Graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Science along with having a current water operator’s license for IDPH Non-community, Non-transient Water Systems.
She was the first recipient of the 2008 Illinois Section American Water Works Association Water Professional of the Year Award. In 2011, Lori was named Illinois Rural Water Association’s Person of the Year Award. The criteria for this award includes being a friend and promoter of our water industry, which she goes above and beyond to help water operators and systems in complying with the regulations associated with testing of their water as well as helping them in other water issues, which is her passion. Over the years, she has provided training at different water operators groups and conferences such as: 15 County Water Supply Operators Association, Midstate Water Operators Group, the Southwest Central Illinois Water Operators Association, Clean Water Celebration (representing ISAWWA), Tazewell Health Department Environmental Days, Mississippi Earthtones Festival, Lewis and Clark Green Living Fair, Illinois Science Education Conference.
Lori is a long standing member of ISAWWA, the Illinois Potable Water Supply Operators Association, and Illinois Rural Water Association.