ORSANCO Names Executive Director
Richard Harrison, P.E., Edgewood, KY, has been named Executive Director and Chief Engineer of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) by its Board of Commissioners.
ORSANCO is the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries. An interstate organization, ORSANCO represents the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia and the federal government.
Harrison was previously Vice President of Engineering, Distribution & Production at Northern Kentucky Water District. Harrison managed engineering services, water treatment, production and treatment-related facility management, distribution system maintenance, and IT services for the District. Harrison worked for the Northern Kentucky Water District since 1988.
"I am very excited to be selected as ORSANCO's Executive Director." said Harrison. "I look forward to building upon our close partnerships with the many excellent organizations that work together to protect the critical uses of the Ohio River."
Harrison is a past President and current member of the Covington Rotary Club and a member of the Northern Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, currently serving on the Chapter's Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Water Works Association, serving as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Kentucky Water Utility Council. He is a 1996 graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Kentucky.