U.S. Water Alliance Announces Radhika Fox Will Be Its Next CEO

Today the US Water Alliance (Alliance) announced that Radhika Fox will be its next CEO. Fox is currently the director of the Value of Water Coalition and previously directed policy and government affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

“Radhika Fox is a visionary leader that will inspire and excite our membership,” said Dick Champion, Chair of the Alliance Board. “Under Radhika’s exceptional direction, the US Water Alliance has been honored to staff the Value of Water Coalition, a diverse coalition that educates and inspires people about how water is essential, invaluable, and worthy of investment. Her experience with the Value of Water Coalition, coupled with her diverse policy experience, makes her the perfect person to steer us into a one water future.”

Howard Neukrug, founding member and Vice Chair of the Alliance Board, and Water Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia, said: “We founded the Alliance to unite diverse partners around a national water vision, one that focuses on sustainability and changing the paradigm of how we view and value water. To achieve that, we must build partnerships and collaboration within the water sector and beyond. Radhika is a unifying force that will elevate our one water movement to the next level.”

Radhika Fox said: “I am honored to serve as the next CEO of the US Water Alliance. The Alliance is committed to collaboration, driving innovation, and bringing people together around positive solutions to our nation’s water challenges. I look forward to continuing that tradition as its next president.”

Fox has more than 20 years of experience in developing policies, programs, and issue-based advocacy campaigns. In addition to her previous work at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, she also served as the Federal Policy Director at PolicyLink, where she coordinated the organization’s policy on a wide range of issues, including infrastructure investment, transportation, sustainable communities, economic inclusion, and workforce development. Fox holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was a HUD Community Development Fellow.

Radhika Fox continues a tradition of strong leadership for the Alliance.  Ben Grumbles, President from 2010-2014, was appointed last January as Secretary for the Environment of the State of Maryland.  In the interim, G. Tracy Mehan, III, former head of U.S. EPA’s Office of Water and Alliance Board member, has smoothed the transition.  Mehan will continue his commitment to the Board even as he moves to a new position as Executive Director of Government Affairs for the American Water Waters Association.




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About the US Water Alliance

The US Water Alliance was formed in 2008 as a 501c3 educational nonprofit whose goal is to unite people and policy for “one water” sustainability.  The Alliance awards the US Water Prize, organizes the annual One Water Leadership Summit, provides project and fiscal management support to the Value of Water Coalition, and facilitates national dialogues that advance holistic, watershed-based solutions in America. For more information, please