WSSC Announces that Carla Reid is New General Manager and CEO

Carla Reid

Carla Reid

UPDATED Carla Reid is the new General Manager and CEO of WSSC, commissioners announced today. Reid is the first woman to serve in this position in the utility’s 97-year history.

Reid previously worked for WSSC for 20 years, including serving as Deputy General Manager of the Commission from 2005-2006. The Commission voted to hire Reid last month and subsequently entered into contract negotiations, which have now concluded. She begins her duties on January 4, 2016.

“Carla Reid began her career with the Commission straight out of college, and we are pleased she is returning to lead the organization into the future,” said Commission Vice-Chair Chris Lawson. “She brings an intimate knowledge of WSSC and our counties to this role, and we believe her leadership and management skills are what the organization needs to carry out its vital mission going forward.”

“This is an unbelievable opportunity to come home to lead WSSC, which is so crucial to this community and essential to every aspect of our lives,” said Reid. “I look forward to once again serving our customers and providing even greater levels of customer service. And I am pleased to be back working with the men and women of WSSC who are so dedicated to the work and to our customers.”

Reid has served as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the Office of the County Executive in Prince George’s County under Rushern Baker and as Director of Permitting Services in Montgomery County under County Executive Ike Leggett.

“Carla Reid brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the job of General Manager of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission,” said Leggett. “I look forward to working with her and the WSSC board members to further improve WSSC service to Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.”

In addition to Deputy General Manager at WSSC, Reid also served as Chief of Mission Support, Chief of Customer Care, Meter Services Division Manager, Northern Meter Operations Section Head, Meter Maintenance Head, Field Operations Supervisor and Civil Engineer. She replaces Jerry Johnson who is retiring after six years in the position.

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