Board of Directors
Oluwole A. (OJ) McFoy is the general manager of the Buffalo Sewer Authority, which operates a treatment facility holding 560 million gallons per day and a regional collection system serving over 550,000 customers in Western New York. He is responsible for delivering on Buffalo’s 20-year, $400 million commitment to eliminate the effects of combined sewer overflows in Buffalo’s Great Lakes waterways. Oluwole began his career at Buffalo Sewer in 2006 as the chief operating officer and has held multiple positions since, including chief financial officer and chief engineer. Before joining Buffalo Sewer, his early career involved project engineering and management at a regional architectural and engineering consultant firm. Oluwole now serves as a vice-chair for the New York Water Environment Association’s Utility Executive Committee. Also, he represents New York, serving in the Water Environment Federation’s House of Delegates as a state representative. He holds a BS in civil engineering from Clarkson University and is a licensed professional engineer in New York.
Mr. Cho is responsible for driving Xylem’s efforts to digitize water infrastructure, as well as the continued development of strategies to achieve our vision and create social and economic value. Previously, Mr. Cho served as General Manager of Xylem’s Advanced Infrastructure Analytics business. Prior to that, he led Xylem’s strategy and mergers and acquisitions teams. Before joining Xylem, Mr. Cho worked as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary at the State Department, where he was a White House Fellow and served on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff. He has also been an executive at Cisco Systems, worked at McKinsey & Company, and worked at the United Nations on a global plan for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Mr. Cho serves on the Board of Directors of the US Water Alliance and the Canadian Water Network, and on the Programme Committee for Singapore International Water Week. He is also an Honorary Research Associate of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Mr. Cho earned a bachelor of arts in social studies, summa cum laude, from Harvard University, a master of science in development economics from the University of Oxford, and an MBA with distinction from Said Business School at the University of Oxford.
Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells is the chief executive officer of Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is a regional entity providing sanitary and stormwater management services to Cleveland and 61 suburban communities in Northeast Ohio. As CEO, Kyle oversees one of the largest clean water agencies in Ohio, a district that treats 90 billion gallons of water every year, thanks to the work of more than 750 employees. She works closely with seven trustees and nine directors managing hundreds of miles of sewer and stream networks, a multi-billion-dollar 25-year Project Clean Lake program, and a regional wet-weather strategy for the health of Lake Erie and more than one million residents. Kyle graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in biology. She earned master’s degrees with honors in both public affairs and environmental science at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and volunteered in Samoa for the Peace Corps. Before joining the District, she was director of the Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.
Hank Habicht serves as a managing partner of SAIL Capital Partners. Hank’s career has included leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice as assistant attorney general, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as chief operating officer. Hank has served as the senior vice president, responsible for acquisitions and other divisions of Safety-Kleen, a billion-dollar environmental service company. He also held positions and started ventures in the for-profit environmental arena, including vice president of William D. Ruckelshaus Associates, which co-managed the successful Environmental Venture Fund, one of the first successful green funds in the 1980s. As co-founder of Capital E, LLC, a strategic consultancy for emerging renewable energy products and technologies, he advised Fortune 100 and early stage ventures on sustainable growth strategies. Hank holds an AB with high honors from Princeton University and a JD from the University of Virginia.