Over the past eight years, Mr. Crea has developed a thorough understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing water and wastewater utilities. Mr. Crea currently serves as a Senior Manager in RFC’s Cincinnati Office helping municipal utilities manage the myriad of financial and managerial efforts required to maintain a sustainable and effective operation. Mr. Crea graduated from Clemson University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences. Since joining RFC, he has served as lead consultant on numerous water and wastewater rate and financial planning studies, cost of service studies, bond feasibility engagements, and customer affordability analyses. Mr. Crea authored a chapter entitled, "Identification of Revenue Requirements," for the Fourth Edition of the industry guidebook, Water and Wastewater Finance and Pricing: The Changing Landscape. He is also actively involved in AWWA & WEF, serving as district chair for the Ohio AWWA’s young professional’s leadership committee as well as presenting at numerous conferences. His specific experience includes projects for the following utilities: City of Akron; the City of Baltimore; the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District; Columbus Water Works, GA; Birmingham Water Works Board; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities; the City of Raleigh. Mr. Crea has a BS in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University.