NOWRA NAMES TOM GROVES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
NOWRA President Sara Heger has announced that Tom Groves will become executive director January 25, 2021. He succeeds Eric Casey who retired at the end of December 2020.
Tom brings the perfect blend of experience: association management, regulatory affairs, wastewater management, training, knowledge of affiliates, and more.
Since 2000, Tom Groves has served as the wastewater division director for the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, overseeing the commission’s work related to onsite/decentralized wastewater and more.
He has a long history of leadership and engagement in New England partner organizations. He was a founding member of the Yankee Onsite Wastewater Association and has been involved in its leadership ever since. Largely because of Tom’s influence, YOWA became one of the first affiliates to actively advocate the use of NOWRA’s online learning platform for continuing education in the industry. Online education is now a major source of revenue for YOWA.
More broadly, he has held positions with national wastewater-related organizations. In fact, Tom served on the board of directors of NOWRA as president at a critical point in the association’s history. He served on the search committee that hired Eric in 2010. He served an additional term on the national NOWRA board from 2017-2020. Tom was also the 2017 recipient of the Dick Otis Award, which annually recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to NOWRA and the industry.
A long-time wastewater industry professional, Tom resides in Westford, Mass.
Eric Casey joined NOWRA in June 2010. He has directed the association to a new level of accomplishments on behalf of the members and the industry.
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Effective January 25, 2021, NOWRA’s new address will be PO Box 982, Westford, MA 01886; email firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: (978) 496-1800