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WAPA CEO Andrew Smith Resigns; Bryan Considering Karl Knight as Replacement; WAPA Confirms Resignation

  • Ernice Gilbert
  • June 02, 2024

Update: The V.I. Water and Power Authority on Monday morning announced the resignation of CEO Andrew Smith, following Consortium reporting on the matter. This publication reported Sunday night that Mr. Smith had tendered his resignation to the WAPA board following two years as head of the battered utility.  In its announcement, WAPA said Mr. Smith had worked with the utility to improve WAPA's financial and operational performance. His last day at the authority will be June 30th, 2024. "The Governing Board recognizes and thanks CEO Smith for the changes and improvements he brought to the Authority," the board said in its statement. "Under CEO Smith's leadership and vision, the Authority embarked on an industry-standard approach to commercial decision-making that is data and analysis driven." The board added that Mr. Smith's leadership led to the acquisition of Vitol's propane infrastructure at the WAPA plants, which the board says is "nearing receipt of grant funding." Additionally, ...