American States Water Company

At a time when the percentage of women on boards has increased only marginally in the U.S., for the first time in American States Water Company’s history, 40-percent of the Board of Directors seats belong to women. This is not due solely to the pressure for diversity and inclusion, but because of a need to step forward and to be a model that innovative companies need to encourage and embrace.
 
The Board is committed to diversity throughout all aspects of the Company’s operations, recognizing that the individuals governing the Company, the individuals employed by the Company and the customers and communities served by the Company benefit from the equality of a diverse mix of individuals and the talents and experience they bring into the workplace. The Board believes that it just makes good business sense for the Company to distinguish itself in this way.
 

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American States Water Company is the parent of Golden State Water Company and American States Utility Services, Inc. Through its utility subsidiary, Golden State Water Company, AWR provides water service to approximately 1 out of 36 Californians located within 75 communities throughout 10 counties in Northern, Coastal and Southern California (approximately 255,000 customers). The Company also distributes electricity to over 23,000 customers in the Big Bear recreational area of California. Through its contracted services subsidiary, American States Utility Services, Inc., the Company provides operations, maintenance and construction management services for water and wastewater systems located on military bases throughout the country through 50-year privatization contracts with the U.S. government.