UMUC Ventures, Board of Directors
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Linda is executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. In this role, Ms. Sullivan leads American Water’s Finance and Operational Services teams. She has responsibility for all aspects of financial management and strategy, including directing finance strategy, investor relations, treasury, financial planning, accounting, internal audit, risk management, and control functions. As leader of Operational Services, she also oversees Supply Chain, Information Technology, Environmental Stewardship, Security and Facilities.
Prior to joining American Water in April 2014, Ms. Sullivan completed 22 years of progressive leadership roles at the Edison International companies. Beginning in 2009, Sullivan served as senior vice president and CFO of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities and a subsidiary of Edison International, where she led all aspects of finance including strategy, planning, treasury, accounting, risk management, and control functions, as well as operational services, including supply chain functions, transportation services and facilities management. Prior to becoming CFO, Ms. Sullivan was vice president and controller of both Edison International and Southern California Edison for five years. Ms. Sullivan also held a variety of financial leadership roles at a number of Edison International’s competitive businesses, including retail subsidiaries providing home security, energy efficiency, and operations and maintenance services; and a research and development start-up focused on distributed generation, smart grid technologies, solar rooftop installations and electric vehicle charging stations. From 1991 to 1996, she performed finance and accounting functions at the corporate level and within an operating business unit at the utility.
Before starting her career at Edison International, Ms. Sullivan was a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLP, for three years.
Ms. Sullivan has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1991 (inactive) and a Certified Management Accountant since 1995. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University.
American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.