Sam Wade

CEO, National Rural Water Association


Day 1
1:30-3:00 – Consolidation Part 1


Since 2013, Sam Wade has served as the CEO of National Rural Water Association and continues its mission to strengthen rural water state associations.

Mr. Wade began his career in Rural Water in 1972 as a water and wastewater systems operator and city manager in Minnesota before becoming the manager of the Minnesota Rural Water Association in 1982.

In 1985, Mr. Wade joined National Rural Water Association as the Training Director and became the Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer two years later. For more than 30 years, Mr. Wade has helped provide the leadership needed for the NRWA to train, support and promote water and wastewater professionals that serve Rural America.