Colleen  Arnold net worth and biography

Colleen Arnold Biography and Net Worth

President of Essential Utilities

Colleen Arnold is president of the Aqua division of Essential Utilities, Inc.

Aqua is a leading water and wastewater utility with 1,600 employees and more than 130 years of industry expertise. Each year, Aqua delivers more than 86 billion gallons of water to approximately 5.5 million people – including families, businesses and school communities – across eight states. Aqua is a leader in renewing and improving water and wastewater infrastructure, having invested more than $2 billion in capital improvements over the past five years alone.

Arnold was named to her current role upon the closing of Essential’s acquisition of natural gas distribution company Peoples. She was previously deputy chief operating officer (DCOO) for Aqua, a role she held since September 2015. Prior to that, Arnold held the roles of director of water quality and environmental compliance, where she organized and oversaw the Compliance Assurance Program, which ensures compliance with environmental regulations and permits for all Aqua operations, as well as manager of treatment and water quality at Aqua Pennsylvania.

During her tenure at Aqua, Arnold has headed many successful initiatives, including realigning and leading the National Safety program, establishing and leading an Enterprise Asset Management program, as well as other best practice initiatives including water loss and treatment optimization across Aqua’s footprint. 

Arnold has more than 25 years of experience in environmental engineering and utility operations management, as well as extensive background and education in water quality. She began her career as a consultant engineer with two top tier firms where she provided services to water and wastewater utilities in New York City, Philadelphia, and throughout the country. 

Arnold worked as water quality manager and assistant water director for more than eight years with the City of Wilmington (Delaware). There she established an asset management program, implemented a work order management system and an enhanced long-term control plan for the combined sewer program, and managed a $40 million energy performance contract with Honeywell. 

Arnold, a licensed professional engineer in Delaware, earned her B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts, her M.S. in environmental engineering from Manhattan College, and her executive MBA from Villanova University.

Arnold’s professional memberships include more than 25 years with the American Water Works Association, where she currently serves on the Partnership for Safe Water steering committee and the Technical & Educational Council. She is also a member of the Water Environment Federation. She has been a board member for the Partnership for Delaware Estuary since 2016. 

In 2019, while working toward her MBA at Villanova University, Arnold received the Bartley Medallion, the highest distinction the Villanova School of Business presents to a graduating student, reflecting significant contributions made to the school community.

What is Colleen Arnold's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Colleen Arnold is at least $280,422.12 as of June 14th, 2023. Ms. Arnold owns 7,796 shares of Essential Utilities stock worth more than $280,422 as of May 29th. This net worth approximation does not reflect any other investments that Ms. Arnold may own. Additionally, Ms. Arnold receives a salary of $592,550.00 as President at Essential Utilities. Learn More about Colleen Arnold's net worth.

How old is Colleen Arnold?

Ms. Arnold is currently 53 years old. There are 5 older executives and no younger executives at Essential Utilities. The oldest executive at Essential Utilities is Mr. Robert A. Rubin, Senior VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer, who is 61 years old. Learn More on Colleen Arnold's age.

What is Colleen Arnold's salary?

As the President of Essential Utilities, Inc., Ms. Arnold earns $592,550.00 per year. There are 4 executives that earn more than Ms. Arnold. The highest earning executive at Essential Utilities is Mr. Christopher H. Franklin, Chairman, President & CEO, who commands a salary of $2,440,000.00 per year. Learn More on Colleen Arnold's salary.

How do I contact Colleen Arnold?

The corporate mailing address for Ms. Arnold and other Essential Utilities executives is 762 W. LANCASTER AVENUE, BRYN MAWR PA, 19010. Essential Utilities can also be reached via phone at (610) 527-8000 and via email at [email protected]. Learn More on Colleen Arnold's contact information.

Has Colleen Arnold been buying or selling shares of Essential Utilities?

Colleen Arnold has not been actively trading shares of Essential Utilities in the last ninety days. Most recently, Colleen Arnold sold 1,244 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.84, for a transaction totalling $52,048.96. Following the completion of the sale, the president now directly owns 7,796 shares of the company's stock, valued at $326,184.64. Learn More on Colleen Arnold's trading history.

Who are Essential Utilities' active insiders?

Essential Utilities' insider roster includes Colleen Arnold (President), Richard Fox (COO), Chris Franklin (CEO), Matthew Rhodes (EVP), Robert Rubin (CAO), Ellen Ruff (Director), and Daniel Schuller (EVP). Learn More on Essential Utilities' active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Essential Utilities?

During the last year, insiders at the sold shares 3 times. They sold a total of 8,832 shares worth more than $333,083.49. The most recent insider tranaction occured on May, 1st when CAO Robert A Rubin sold 2,023 shares worth more than $73,960.88. Insiders at Essential Utilities own 0.2% of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Essential Utilities.

Information on this page was last updated on 5/1/2024.

Colleen Arnold Insider Trading History at Essential Utilities

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
6/14/2023Sell1,244$41.84$52,048.967,796View SEC Filing Icon  
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Essential Utilities Company Overview

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Essential Utilities, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water, wastewater, or natural gas services in the United States. The company operates through Regulated Water and Regulated Natural Gas segments. It offers water services through operating and maintenance contract with municipal authorities and other parties. In addition, the company provides utility service line protection solutions and repair services to households. It serves approximately 5.5 million residential water, commercial water, fire protection, industrial water, wastewater, and other water and utility customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana, Virginia, and Kentucky under the Aqua and Peoples brands. The company was formerly known as Aqua America, Inc. and changed its name to Essential Utilities, Inc. in February 2020. Essential Utilities, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
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