Water utility conference in Indiana

IWEA 2021 Annual Conference

Join Baker Tilly as our utilities, municipal advisory and public sector performance optimization specialists present three interactive sessions at the Indiana Water Environment Association’s (IWEA) annual conference:

Exploring rate affordability and EPA’s new 2021 FCA guidance

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. ET

Presented by:

  • Andre Riley, Director, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors

This session will define affordability for utilities and analyze the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) views on affordability and the new 2021 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) guidance.

Strategic talent management for utilities in a post-pandemic world

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021
11:25 - 11:50 a.m. ET

Presented by:

  • Jeff Rowe, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors
  • David Eisenlohr, Managing Director, Public Sector Performance Optimization, Baker Tilly

This session will discuss and demonstrate the importance of an effective talent management program for water utilities, including an understanding of the full talent management lifecycle from talent acquisition (workforce planning, recruitment, selection), through talent development (onboarding, training, performance management), talent retention (leadership development, employee engagement, rewards and recognition) and talent sustainment (succession planning, knowledge transfer). Participants will learn about the critical stages of talent management and understand the essential components of a strategic talent management program, along with leading industry practices to help utilities successfully manage changing workforce challenges. 

Long-term strategic planning: a utility’s story of resilience in the face of a pandemic

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021
3:15 – 3:40 p.m. ET

Presented by:

  • Nick Dragisich, Firm Director, Baker Tilly
  • Justin Brugger, Chief Financial Officer, Fort Wayne City Utilities

Gain professional insight from a large Indiana city utility CFO and water utilities advisor on why and how to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to inform and guide future priorities, economic growth opportunities and improvement areas – and be prepared for the next disaster.

Visit the IWEA annual conference website for more information and to register. We look forward to seeing you in Fort Wayne!

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