Leadership Reimagined: Susan Story

Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, inclusion, and diversity.

Episode 11: “The Key To Winning Talent is Culture!”

This month’s podcast features President and CEO of American Water Works, Susan Story. Susan’s exemplary leadership has resulted in total shareholder return for the last 5 years of 186%, compared to 67%, for the S&P 500. Recently awarded the 2019 Muriel F. Siebert Leadership Award by the Women’s Forum of New York, American Water Works was also recognized as one of only 26 companies in the S&P500/F1000 to have 50% or more women on their board.

A dynamic leader of the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility, Susan Story has been at the helm as CEO since May 2014, having served as CFO for the prior year.

Susan leads American Water’s team of 7,100 professionals who provide service to more than 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. She also serves as the independent lead director for Raymond James Financial, board director of Dominion Resources, and on the board of Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Board of Advisors.

Tune in to hear Susan’s advice on how being passionate, purpose-driven, authentic, and how the strength of your culture is key to winning top talent. Susan believes, “you can do well by doing good.”

We are delighted and honored to share Susan’s insights and thoughtful leadership on this month’s game-changing episode of Leadership Reimagined – The Key to Winning Talent is Culture!

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