Jon Freedman, from GE Water & Process Technologies, was recently appointed to serve on the WateReuse Association’s board of directors, an international organisation headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and recognised as a thought leader on alternative water supply development.
Freedman’s appointment to the board took effect in July, where he will serve for a two-year term, lending the organisation his extensive experience in government affairs and water policy.
“I am honoured to have been elected to serve on the WateReuse Association’s board of directors and to be part of this group of distinguished water reuse industry professionals,” Freedman said. “I look forward to continuing to work with the other WateReuse members and staff to increase the influence and impact of our federal advocacy effort.”
In his current role in GE Water & Process Technologies, Freedman helps develop and manage strategic partnerships around the world, and monitors and influences water policies as well. He joined GE in 2001 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility. Key highlights include being the project leader responsible for developing GE’s global environmental sustainability initiative Ecomagination, and helping the company develop a global water business by leading the acquisition of a New York Stock Exchange-listed water company.
Additionally, Freedman teaches a class on water at the University of Pennsylvania and serves on the advisory board of the Wharton School’s Institute for Global Environmental Leadership. He has authored numerous articles and frequently speaks on the future of water, water reuse and policy best practices.