Bill Stannard, PE
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Stannard has 40 years of experience providing consulting services to investor- and municipally-owned utilities covering management, operation, economic, and financial matters. His extensive experience encompasses formulation of financial systems and ordinances for compliance with regulations regarding the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act; comprehensive revenue requirements and cost of service studies; consulting engineers and financial feasibility reports related to the sale of revenue bonds; financial feasibility analyses; organizational and management reviews; and utility competitiveness studies. He has served as an expert witness in rate litigation matters in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels and state public service commissions. Mr. Stannard has also served as an arbitrator in resolving water and wastewater rate disputes. Mr. Stannard has been an active member of the WEF and AWWA. He served as chair of the WEF task force charged with the development of a Manual of Practice, Financing and Charges for Wastewater Systems. Mr. Stannard also authored a chapter entitled, "Selecting the Optimal Capital Financing Plan and Pricing Structure," for the Fourth Edition of the industry guidebook, Water and Wastewater Finance and Pricing: The Changing Landscape. This authoritative text is used by utility managers and consultants throughout the United States. He is the Chair of AWWA's Management and Leadership Division, a Trustee of AWWA’s Technical & Education Council, and a past-Chair of AWWA’s Finance, Accounting and Management Controls Committee. He has BS degrees in Business Administration and Civil Engineering from Kansas State University.