LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky American Water has announced that Dorothy Rader, who has served as the utility company’s water quality and environmental compliance manager since 2017, has been named interim senior superintendent of the company’s Northern Division, which includes its operations in Franklin, Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties, effective Monday, May 4.
Nathan Clark, who has overseen the company’s Northern operations since 2017, has joined the company’s engineering team as a project manager and will be based in Lexington. He will be responsible for coordinating a wide range of projects and initiatives from inception to completion.
“I commend and thank Nathan for his terrific efforts the past few years in leading our Northern Division team,” said David Farrar, vice president of operations for Kentucky American Water. “We appreciate all that he has achieved and look forward to the contributions he will bring to our engineering group, applying his knowledge of operations to our capital projects initiatives.
“I also thank Dorothy for the contributions she has made in ensuring that the quality of water we deliver everyday not only meets but exceeds quality standards and that our operations remain in compliance with environmental regulations. She brings tremendous experience and expertise to her new role.”
Before joining Kentucky American Water, Rader served as water quality and environmental compliance supervisor for Tennessee American Water in Chattanooga, Tenn. She has more than 20 years of experience in the drinking water industry, having started her career in 1998 as a water plant operator in Knoxville and later joining the City of Alcoa, Tenn., working in water treatment and distribution. She is an active member of the American Water Works Association, serving as the organization’s Kentucky/Tennessee Section board chair in 2016 and receiving the organization’s prestigious George Fuller Award for distinguished service and leadership in the water industry in 2018.
Rader holds a degree in chemical and environmental engineering technology in addition to water plant operator and distribution operator licenses from the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. She serves on the board of Bluegrass Greensource, a regional environmental education organization.
She and her husband Jamie live in Jessamine County.