Greenville Water Announces Hiring of New Director of Administration, Sustainability & Compliance

Dr. Robert Schmidt Joins the Greenville Water Team

Greenville Water is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Schmidt has joined the organization as the new Director of Administration, Sustainability & Compliance. Schmidt will be responsible for the continuous process improvement of Greenville Water’s Administrative and Environmental Compliance programs and processes.

He will also coordinate Greenville Water’s federal, state, and regional public outreach, legislative and grants.

“We are excited to welcome Robert to our team at Greenville Water,” said David Bereskin, Greenville Water Chief Executive Officer. “He has extensive knowledge in environmental compliance and has an established national and international reputation as an academic, consultant and operational executive.”

Schmidt brings more than 30 years of experience to the team at Greenville Water. As a consultant, he has served as an advisor to numerous national public and private organizations. He also developed the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties position on the financing of regional infrastructure including water and wastewater. Additionally, he has advised federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Energy, Commerce and Defense, and the Environmental Protection Agency on an array of environmental compliance and technical population impact regulations.

“Greenville Water has a solid reputation for being a leader in the industry, and I am proud to join such a strong and resilient team,” said Schmidt.

Schmidt has multiple doctorates and graduate degrees, including law, sociology-demography and organizational theory.

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Greenville Water provides service to more than 500,000 residents of the Upstate region of South Carolina. Recognizing that water service is critical to the health and well-being of its customers and for the growth and economic vitality of the community, Greenville Water ensures the reliable delivery of high-quality water through careful stewardship of its resources. Greenville Water is committed to providing exceptional service and utilizing safe and effective methods for providing water, while adhering to and surpassing health and safety standards. Governed by an elected Commission of Public Works, Greenville Water is the state’s largest water utility.