Deb Degillio, DirectorPresident, New Jersey American Water
Senior Vice President, Eastern Division, Southern California Gas Company
Deb Degillio serves as president of New Jersey American Water. She is the principal external contact for American Water in New Jersey, serving approximately 2.7 million people. In this role, she reinforces and strengthens customer, regulatory and local government relationships and drives operational and financial results for New Jersey. Additionally, she serves as senior vice president of the company’s Eastern Division, which is comprised of New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Maryland.
Ms. Degillio has 20 years of broad financial and operations experience in the water utility and energy sectors. She previously served as president of American Water Enterprises, the market-based products and services division of American Water, where she oversaw American Water’s three market based business units. Prior to that, she was vice president and treasurer for American Water, where she had responsibility for leading the company’s long-term and short-term financing activities, corporate planning and investment analysis. She also oversaw the investments of employee benefit plan trust assets and lead Enterprise Risk Management efforts. Prior to this, Ms. Degillio held various roles in finance across American Water, with increasing responsibility.
Prior to joining American Water in 2007, Ms. Degillio held a number of roles at MCR Performance Solutions, a consulting firm in the energy sector, managing enterprise risk management and regulatory matters and providing financial management consulting for a number of large utilities. She began her career at CSC Planmetrics, a strategic consulting firm serving the utilities industry, where she supported electric and gas utilities through mergers and acquisitions, marketing plans and projects focused on process change.
Ms. Degillio has a Master’s of Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree in Math/Statistics and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. She is a member of the board of directors for Choose New Jersey and serves on the business advisory counsel for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
New Jersey American Water is a subsidiary of American Water. American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.