Introducing Meghan Jensen

Meghan Jensen came to The Water Council in July 2013 as the new Director of Communications and Membership. We thought it would be a good idea to introduce Meghan to our members since you will all be working with her at some point. What follows is a brief Q&A with Meghan about her background, her desire to work in the water cluster, and what brought her to The Water Council.

 Meghan JensenWhat was the initial draw to working in the water-technology cluster? 

 Water is our most precious natural resource. Our work offers everyone from young talent to entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies the chance to rethink the way they use this resource.  This is a very exciting industry to be a part of and presents an exciting opportunity to help develop a world-class organization.

Spot on! This is not your first time working with a water-related organization. What other experiences have you had? 

I’ve had international experience working in Singapore as a Marketing & Event Assistant with the Singapore-Delft Water Alliance where I worked on the Aquatic Science Centre launch ceremony. I was a Global Communications Intern with Badger Meter, and also interned with The Water Council in 2010. Prior to joining The Water Council, I worked for a trade association for four years and have consulted within both the public and private sectors.

What are you most looking forward to about working at The Water Council?

I’m most excited about helping The Water Council broaden its international message and continue to attract new water-tech businesses to the Milwaukee region. I loved being part of the water movement within academia and am eager for the launch of the Global Water Center to see business, academia and government continue to make great strides.

I look forward to meeting and working with all of you!

In 2012, Meghan received her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Marketing and Management. During her time at UW-Whitewater she founded the first student water council chapter to spread the message of ‘going blue’ and the water industry opportunities that Milwaukee has to offer. She also studied in Dublin in 2009, revisiting Ireland in 2012 as a graduate assistant for a travel-study course.

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About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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