WSSC Launches National Search for New General Manager/Chief Executive Officer

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Laurel – May 8, 2015 – WSSC has launched a nationwide search to replace outgoing General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Jerry N. Johnson, who announced his retirement in February. WSSC’s Board of Commissioners, the appointed governing body responsible for oversight of the agency, has obtained the services of one of the nation’s leading executive search firms, Krauthamer & Associates, Inc. (K&A) of Chevy Chase, Maryland, to assist the Board in finding the Commission’s next General Manager/CEO.

"Selecting the General Manager/CEO will unquestionably be our most important function over the next two months,” said WSSC Board Chairman Omar M. Boulware.  “WSSC is in the midst of a number of transformational initiatives and finding the right individual to move WSSC into the future…a leader…capable of advancing the Commission’s vision and key strategic priorities now and in the years to come is our top priority.  K&A, having done this kind of work for over 40 years, coupled with their extensive experience in recruiting top leaders at other public utilities and large organizations of similar complexity, makes them the best partner for this huge endeavor. “

The national search will focus on potential candidates capable of leading one of the nation’s largest water and wastewater utilities.  WSSC is a bi-county agency entrusted with the vital mission of delivering water, life’s most precious resource, to over 1.8 million residents in two Maryland Counties, Montgomery and Prince George’s, which border the nation’s Capital.  The Commission is seeking a seasoned leader with a proven track record of leading complex organizations, developing high performing, diverse and inclusive workplaces, and engaging and working well and collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including Commissioners, customers, employees, State and County officials and regulators.  Excellent interpersonal skills, strong financial management, environmental advocacy and political acumen are also a must.   

Interested candidates should contact Gregg Moser of Krauthamer & Associates via email at The full position description can be found on the WSSC website homepage under “Quick Links” - General Manager/CEO Position Announcement.  

Current General Manager/CEO Jerry Johnson will continue to serve the Commission until a permanent General Manager is identified.


WSSC Water is the proud provider of safe, seamless and satisfying water services, making the essential possible every day for our neighbors in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We work to deliver our best because it’s what our customers expect and deserve.

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