Harris & Associates has announced the addition of Elisa M. Speranza to its Board of Directors. A recognized water industry leader, Speranza has spent more than three decades working in various roles for organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
She brings to Harris a wealth of governance and oversight experience, having served on the boards of Fortune 500 global project management firm CH2M HILL (acquired by Jacobs in 2017), the American Water Works Association, Water For People, and other associations and non-profits. She currently serves as an independent director for H2O Innovation, Inc., a publicly-traded company, and the Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Inc.
“Along with her career’s worth of distinguished achievements, Elisa is renowned for her passion for improving the human condition and helping communities thrive,” said Harris CEO Lisa Larrabee. “We are exceptionally fortunate to have someone of her caliber contributing to our strategic direction.”
“Harris & Associates’ purpose and vision are very much aligned with my values and experience,” Speranza said. “I’m looking forward to supporting the company’s continued growth and success to benefit its employee-owners and the communities and clients they serve.”
Speranza joins Harris’ board as the successor of Cynthia Paul, an accomplished market strategy consultant who served on the board for seven years. “We are grateful to Cynthia for her service and the countless ways she made us a better company during her tenure,” said Larrabee.
Speranza earned a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor’s in political science from Boston College. A native Bostonian, she has lived in New Orleans since 2002 and spends summers in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.
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