James L. Good—President
As Founder and President of Parkview Advisors, Jim works with utilities, contract operations firms, equipment manufacturers, consulting engineers, technology startups and municipal advisory firms in the water sector. His experience in operations, strategic planning, finance, communications, public policy, public speaking and media relations provides clients with holistic insights that he uses to develop and implement effective strategies for serving clients and customers.
Jim has held many leadership roles including Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Executive Vice President of Veolia Water, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing at California Water Service Company, the Director of Congressional Relations at the National Association of Water Companies, and legislative staff positions for a United States Representative and Senator.
Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in Government/Asian Studies at Cornell University and a master’s degree in Finance at Golden Gate University. He has held appointments to the Water Economy Network, Executive Committee of Proposition 50 (California Water Bond), the Utility Managers Focus Group of the American Water Works Association’s Research Foundation and the ALCOSAN Governance Committee at the University of Pittsburgh. Jim is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
WATER Expert NETWORK
Chibby A. Alloway
Currently serving as a Senior Client Manager for Woodard and Curran, Chibby is responsible for operations growth in the Western United States. Previously, he served as Vice President of Engineering and Technology at Synagro Technologies, where he was responsible for design and construction of new facilities and integrating new technologies and innovations across all business groups. As Executive Vice President and CTO at Veolia Water North America, he was responsible for coordinating technical resources in support of municipal and industrial service contracts, and led the new technology and research efforts in both North America and at Veolia's research centers throughout the world.
Chibby earned a bachelor’s degree in Forestry at Colorado State University and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, and has a CA Grade V Wastewater Operator’s License.
Charles R. Fenton
Chuck Fenton currently serves as a Water and Wastewater Consultant for WET Consulting. His more than 30 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment operations, maintenance, training, new plant startups, laboratory and supervision guide him as he works with municipal and industrial clients as well as national engineering and contract operations firms.
Prior to his position at WET Consulting, Chuck served as Technical Director Vice President at Veolia, Director of Margin Enhancement at U.S. Filter Operating Services, and Project Manager at both Professional Services Group and Operations Management International.
Chuck received water and wastewater technical training at Crowder College and holds water/wastewater certifications in 27 states. Through these experiences, he has built unparalleled capabilities in refinement of process efficiencies, operability and staffing reviews, automation capital program management, new business due diligence, commissioning and startups, facility pricing and proposal development, automation program development and enhancements, residuals management options and the evaluation, identification and implementation of cost saving measures.
Judith Herschell Cole
Judith Herschell Cole has been a professional in the municipal and industrial water treatment technology sectors for over 35 years. She is one of the nation’s leading experts on membrane filtration systems, and has significant experience with other treatment processes and equipment. Herschell Environmental, which she founded in 2003, not only provides technical expertise to clients, but business acumen as well. This includes expertise across many disciplines such as strategic planning, business development, market research, technology evaluation, mergers & acquisitions, and growing early stage technologies and companies.
Prior to forming Herschell Environmental, Judith served as Managing Director for Norit Americas, (Membrane Division), Vice President for AECOM, and Vice President of Sales for inge America.
Judith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, B.S. degrees in biology and psychology from Geneva College, and conducted graduate work in biology at California University of Pennsylvania. She is active in various professional organizations, including the American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, American Membrane Technology Association, and the Marcellus Shale Coalition Research Collaborative.
Lanita McCauley Bates
Lanita McCauley Bates is a business executive specializing in the municipal and commercial water and energy sectors. Her experience includes complex business development, concession agreements and change management. Previously Lanita served as Senior Vice President at Veolia North America with leadership responsibility of over 400 employees with multi-site and cross-functional management. She utilizes her expertise to assess client needs, identify internal opportunities for improvement and implement business solutions.
She was on the senior team that steered the nation’s largest water public private partnership and was directly responsible for ensuring that operational and technical solutions were implemented to exceed contract deliverables and strategically negotiated and defined key performance indicators. She has become one of the leading experts in this industry and is uniquely positioned to understand the contract and operational aspects of public – private partnerships. Her keen analytical skills, strategic mindset and ability to communicate with stakeholders has led to success in identifying, isolating, and mitigating risks to drive corporate strategy and business development.
Lanita is a graduate from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, and holds a bachelor of science in Management, Human Resources and International Business. She also attended Helsinki School of Economics where she received an International Business Certificate. Lanita received her doctor of jurisprudence from Indiana University, Bloomington, and is a member of the bar in Indiana. She is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Water Works Association, Ellevate, and the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.
E.J. Shalaby has spent more than 35 years leading, managing and operating publicly owned and privately-operated wastewater facilities. This experience covers subjects as diverse as facility operations, capital program management, alternative project delivery, renewable energy partnerships and serving as an owner’s representative.
In addition to serving as the General Manager of the West County Wastewater District in Richmond, CA, E.J. has worked for a number of prominent public and private entities in the wastewater sector. These include the Silicon Valley Clean Water Agency, Redwood City, CA, the Aliso Water Management Agency, Laguna Niguel, CA and Veolia Water in Richmond, CA .
E.J. maintains a California Grade V certification from the State Water Resources Control Board, has a strong technical background in the conventional treatment of wastewater and has taught operator certification courses through Solano Community College as an Adjunct Professor. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, as well as a master’s in Public Administration from San Francisco State University.
Joseph A. Swider
Joe is a results-oriented, advanced technology C-Suite executive with over 25 years experience in international, domestic, federal, and entrepreneurial markets ranging from advanced cyber technology and Department of Defense/Energy sensor systems to industrial operations, including mining and metals, oil and gas and energy .
Joe has a track record of delivering business outcomes resulting in significant increases in revenue from advanced technology startups to engineering consulting for a Fortune 200 company. He has a unique combination of operational experience and vision in extremely diverse markets that allows for significant insight into value-driven actions, including M&A experience that quickly leads to bottom-line results.
Throughout his career, Joe has generated value-creation opportunities, with an emphasis on technology commercialization, for a wide variety of companies operating in international and domestic markets. These include U.S. Steel, MJS Partners LLC, The Bode Technology Group, Spec Ops, Inc. and Prime Photonics LC.
Additionally, Joe is a strategic advisor to several forward-thinking technology companies and organizations including InPleo LLC, Interphase Materials LLC, MagPower Systems, Inc. in Vancouver, Canada and the West Virginia University Statler Engineering College Advisory Board. A native of Pittsburgh, Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer.