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Board Members

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Philadelphia Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Rate Board
c/o Marie McNeill
Philadelphia Water Department
Finance Division
1101 Market Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The board consists of five members serving staggered terms. The members are appointed by the Mayor and continue to serve until a replacement is installed.

Board members and brief biographies:

Sonny Popowsky, Chairperson – Mr. Popowsky served as the Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania from 1990-2012. He also served as the Vice Chairman of the United States Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee from 2012 to 2016 and currently serves on the Advisory Councils of the Electric Power Research Institute and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. (Term expires July 1, 2018).

Lee Huang, Vice Chairperson - Senior Vice President and Principal at Econsult Solutions, Mr. Huang provides business and public policy makers with economic consulting services in public infrastructure, development, public policy, public finance, and community and neighborhood development (Term expires July 1, 2021).

Folasade A. Olanipekun-Lewis, Secretary - Appointed Chief Administrative Officer to the Philadelphia International Airport effective January 28, 2016, Ms. Folasade (Sade) A. Olanipekun-Lewis has worked in many areas of Philadelphia government for over 20 years.  Previously, she served as the Chief Financial Officer for City Council; Deputy Commerce Director for Finance and Administration; Chief Financial Officer for the School District; and also as City Treasurer, where her responsibilities included overseeing the issuance of debt and other financing instruments and managing the investment of cash reserves of the city totaling about $2 billion. (Term expires July 1, 2020).

Tony Ewing - Vice President at Liberty Property Trust, Tony is responsible for creating and managing development and leasing strategies within Liberty’s real estate holdings in the Greater Philadelphia region. Tony’s commercial real estate experience includes acquisitions, dispositions, construction, and asset management of multiple property types such as office, warehouse, medical, and manufacturing space. Mr. Ewing is a licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. (Term expires July 1, 2022)