Committees: Students & Young Professionals


Committee Chair:

Meagan Matias
(312) 751-3264


Vice Chair (Young Professionals):

Brian Foss
200 W. Adams St., Suite 1825
Chicago, IL 60606
708-445-7537 x7508



Vice Chair (Student Chapters):

John Watson
111 East Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 751-3263


Student Sub-Committee Members

  • Russ Martin
  • Lou Storino
  • Kendra Sveum
  • Derek Wold
  • Eric Cockerill
  • Kristin Rehg
  • Shane Firsching
  • Zachary Matyja
  • Cameron Jones
  • Laura Anz

Young Professional Sub-Committee Members

  • Dan Small
  • Archana Kuchimanchi
  • Fred Wu
  • Adam Rogensues
  • Ryan Christopher
  • James Buggs
  • Corey Krantz

Student Sub-Committee Description

The Student Chapter Committee has been established with the goals of encouraging students in the "learning" phase of water quality and to ensure students attain information and data, which are both current and relevant to their studies. The committee seeks out new schools to start up student chapters and encourages and provides continued support to established student chapters; Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University and University of Illinois. The IWEA Student Chapter Committee is a joint committee with the Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association. Through participation, students receive:

Young Professionals Sub-Committee Description

Encourages young professionals to join our Association and take leadership roles with the overarching objective to make the Association more vibrant and dynamic. Provides opportunities to network with the peers/colleagues you will work with throughout your career.

Partner Organizations

IWEA Young Professionals often partner with ISAWWA and CSWEA Young Professionals. Check out the ISAWWA website and the CSWEA website.

YP Newsletter

View the latest edition of the WEF Young Professionals Newsletter.