Mayor Sullivan announces three new appointments to his administration
Contact: Sarah Erkmann
ANCHORAGE - Today Mayor Dan Sullivan announced new appointees to his administration in the areas of the purchasing, employee relations, and management of the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU).
Craig Woolard has been appointed as the General Manager of the AWWU. Craig has more than 18 years of experience in the water industry. He has been with AWWU for five years most recently serving the Treatment Division Director before being appointed as General Manager. Prior to joining the city, Dr. Woolard was a Professor and Chair of Civil Engineering program at UAA. Craig is a registered professional civil engineer in Alaska and has consulted on water projects throughout Alaska. He has also served as President of the American Water Works Association, the largest professional association in the world dedicated to safe drinking water.
Ron Hadden is the new head of the city’s Purchasing Department. Hadden has more than 40 years of experience in managing multi-million dollar purchasing and vendor budgets in state and federal government and international private sector companies. He is currently a Regional Contracts Manager, Pacific Command (PACOM), with CH2M HILL Constructors, Inc. He also served as the Deputy Purchasing Director for the Municipality of Anchorage from June 2009-April 2010.
Danielle Fegley has been named as the new Director of Employee Relations. Fegley has more than 14 years of experience in human relations and benefit operations, and 10 years of specialization in implementing benefit programs and improving overall employee efficiencies. Fegley has served as Director of Benefit Operations overseeing divisions in India, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Minnesota. Previously, Fegley worked as the MOA’s Benefits Director before serving as the Acting Director of Employee Relations.
“I am immensely grateful to these fine citizens for lending their talent and experience to the Municipality of Anchorage,” said Mayor Dan Sullivan. “We are fortunate to have such seasoned professionals serving in these critically important roles.”