Global Water Resources Promotes Joanne Ellsworth to Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs

Phoenix, Arizona, UNITED STATES

PHOENIX, Nov. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Water Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: GWRS), (TSX: GWR), a pure-play water resource management company, has promoted Joanne Ellsworth to the new position of executive vice president of corporate affairs.

Ellsworth previously served as the company’s vice president of corporate and regulatory affairs, where she played a key role in corporate transactions and advancing the company’s communication, growth services and regulatory strategy. Ellsworth brings to the position over 25 years of experience as an attorney representing cities in matters related to economic development, infrastructure financing and construction, condemnation and zoning.

“Joanne has contributed greatly to our performance and expansion over the last decade,” said Ron Fleming, CEO of Global Water. “Her extensive knowledge and experience in law and municipalities have been invaluable. We are excited to have her on the executive team, and we look forward to her contributions in this new role as we continue to grow organically as well as through acquisitions.”

Global Water has been growing at a rapid pace, and continues to seek out acquisitive opportunities that are synergistic to its growing portfolio of water utility companies and regional footprint. Global Water possesses the technical expertise and state-of-the-art integrated technology solutions that ensure regulatory compliance, and which provide local communities access to safe and environmentally sustainable water and wastewater services.

“I look forward to working with all stakeholders to further Global Water’s mission of being a great utility partner for the communities we have the privilege to serve,” said Ellsworth. “Working together, we will continue to provide safe, reliable and sustainable services to our customers and partners, as we continue to address industry challenges regarding economic development, water scarcity and consolidation.”

Ellsworth currently serves on the board of the Water Utility Association of Arizona. She is a member of the Missouri Bar, and graduate of University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law where she was a member and editor of the UMKC Law Review.

About Global Water Resources
Global Water Resources, Inc. is a leading water resource management company that owns and operates 17 utilities which provide water, wastewater, and recycled water services. The company’s service areas are located primarily in growth corridors around metropolitan Phoenix. Global Water recycles over 1 billion gallons of water annually.

The company has been recognized for its highly effective implementation of Total Water Management (TWM). TWM is an integrated approach to managing the entire water cycle by owning and operating water, wastewater and recycled water utilities within the same geographic area in order to maximize the beneficial use of recycled water. TWM includes additional smart water management programs such as remote metering infrastructure and other advanced technologies, rate designs, and incentives that result in real conservation. TWM helps protect water supplies in water-scarce areas experiencing population growth. To learn more, visit

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