Preview of WEF’s Young Professionals Summit, Feb 24-25, Anaheim


Water Amplified: The Communication Revolution

This year’s Summit will focus on addressing the critical issue of communications in the water sector, and we’re excited to announce Tom Kunetz and Erin Mosley as featured speakers. They design and conduct interactive workshops and engaging lectures on a variety of personal and professional development topics. Together they open new ways for participants to awaken personal creativity, inspire innovative solutions, and build successful teams.

Working in an unprecedented collaboration with a roster of Summit speakers who are redefining the industry, Erin and Tom will guide participants through a cohesive full-day series of workshops to build skills in truly effective communications: day-to-day relationships with colleagues and mangers; higher visibility interactions from clients and customers to government regulators and officials; and more.

This event is organized by WEF and AWWA. CWEA is a supporting member association.

Plan Your Young Professionals Summit Schedule

Hyatt Regency Orange County

NEW ~ Sunday, February 23
Sunday Service Event

Monday, February 24
WEF Emerging YP Leadership (EYPL) Workshop
YP Summit Evening Welcome Reception

Tuesday, February 25 
YP Summit Evening Networking Reception

Wednesday-Friday, February 26-28
WEF/AWWA The Utility Management Conference™

Register for the YP Summit >

The YP Summit gives Students and Young Professionals the opportunity to network and participate in thought provoking discussions focused on continuing the forward movement of the water sector. With a roster of speakers who are redefining the industry, this year’s Summit will address the critical issue of communications in the sector. Don’t miss your chance to join like-minded students and young professionals for another year of networking and professional development!

Help Us Hype – Post about the Summit to Win!

Join us in spreading the word about the upcoming 2020 WEF/AWWA YP Summit! Share why you are excited for the #WaterYPSummit to help us spread the word! The individual with the most hype posts ahead of the 2020 YP Summit will win a prize as part of the Twitter contest. Hype posts are encouraged on all social media platforms, but the official contest will apply to posts on twitter.

(1) Contest will apply for Twitter posts, permissions must be set to public;
(2) Posts must include the hashtags #WaterYPSummit and #Publicist;
(3) Contest will end at 8AM PST on Tuesday February 25, 2020.


Tom Kunetz, P.E.
Immediate Past President

Tom is the immediate past president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va.

Tom is the assistant director of monitoring and research for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of environmental engineering in both the public and private sectors, focusing on design of wastewater treatment facilities.

A WEF member since 1992, Tom is the past chair of the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Symposium, and served on the Municipal Water Resource Recovery Design Committee. He was a member of the Chicago WEFMAX organizing committee and served on the Stockholm Junior Water Prize organizing committee with the Illinois Water Environment Association.

Tom is a registered professional engineer in the state of Illinois. He is a graduate of the WEF-sponsored Water and Wastewater Leadership Center at the University of North Carolina, the 2012 recipient of the Charles Walter Nichols Award for Environmental Excellence from the American Public Works Association and a WEF Fellow.

Tom earned his B.S. in environmental engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in water resources engineering from Villanova University.

Erin Mosley
Erin Mosley, Inc.

Erin Mosley, also known by her nickname Pink, is president of a rapidly growing consultancy that provides innovation leadership and executive-style coaching to individuals and organizations.

She brings experience as a professional engineer, management consultant, and credentialed practitioner in innovation and sustainability – along with applied research from a broad range of disciplines (especially related to the neurosciences and somatics) – to create unique results for each client.

Her signature program is Step Into Your Genius, a personal leadership and career transformation program.

As an IMGB Innovation Management Green Belt with Innovation360, she is trained and experienced to bring you the world’s best coaching, consulting, and resources in organizational alignment and innovation culture. You can access the world’s only evidence-based 360º research and methods to identify specific capability needs and amplify them to reach your unique aspirations. Step by step.

She also customizes group and organizational programs and workshops to support big leadership transformations and career development.

Visit for overview of programs, consulting, and more – such as links to client results.

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