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Jerry N. Johnson currently serves as General Manager of the Washington
Suburban Sanitary Commission. The Commission provides water and wastewater
service for 1.8 million residents in Prince George’s and Montgomery Coun+es.
Prior to coming to WSSC, he served as the General Manager of the District of
Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA) for 12 years. Johnson is na+onally
known as a turnaround specialist. As the ﬁrst General Manager of DCWASA, he
guided it from an unrated agency to one with a double A+ credit ra+ng in two
years. He developed long-‐term capital and ﬁnancial plans, a comprehensive rate
strategy in addi+on to resolving major opera+ng and regulatory agency issues.
Public/private partnerships, infrastructure planning, and organiza+onal development are also among
Johnson’s areas of exper+se.
Prior to joining DCWASA, Johnson served as Deputy City Manager for Opera+ons in the City of Richmond,
Virginia. During his tenure in Richmond, he also served as Director of Public U+li+es, responsible for four
separate u+lity opera+ons including gas, electric, water and wastewater providing service to the
metropolitan Richmond area. He also served as the General Manager for the Metropolitan Richmond
Conven+on and Visitors Bureau and the Director of Community Facili+es for the City.
Before moving to Richmond, he was Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Alexandria, Virginia and
was a Senior Planner for the City of CharloWesville, Virginia. He graduated with a Business Degree from
Ferrum College; a Degree in Urban Aﬀairs and Economics from Virginia Tech and completed the Program for
Senior Execu+ves in State and Local Government at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University. He
serves on a number of boards and commissions and holds leadership posi+ons in several na+onal
organiza+ons. He has numerous honors and awards resul+ng from his professional accomplishments and
community involvement and has a number of publica+ons to his credit.
Lori Kaplan is the President & CEO of the La+n American Youth Center (LAYC).
She has lead LAYC to its na+onal prominence as an award-‐winning network of
youth programs in Washington DC since 1987. Under Kaplan's direc+on, LAYC
has helped guide thousands of low-‐income youth to beWer opportunity,
while crea+ng pioneering organiza+ons and schools. Kaplan serves on the
board of DC Alliance for Youth Advocates, and Youth Radio and Youth Media
Interna+onal, and she has served on the board of Leadership Washington,
the Nonproﬁt Roundtable, and served as an advisor to the Clinton Global
Ini+a+ve conference and as a panelist on the Reconnec+ng Youth work
group. Kaplan has received numerous awards including Washingtonian of the Year in 1997, the Lewis Hine
Award for her work on child labor issues, and most recently the Community Champion Award from the
Hispanic Heritage Founda+on and being named one of Washington's 50 inﬂuencers by the Washington
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