Executive Leadership Team

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AWWU General Manager, Mark A. Corsentino, P.E.

Mark Corsentino was appointed General Manager by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz in 2019.  Mark joined the Utility as a Civil Engineer in 2007, and worked on multiple water and sewer projects, utilizing his strong knowledge of planning, design, and construction. He was an Engineering Project Management Supervisor for 6 years, and became the Director of Operations and Maintenance in 2016. The General Manager is responsible for the overall operation of AWWU, providing leadership and direction for seven operational divisions.

 Mark A. Corsentino

Utility Division Directors

Customer Service Director, Jayne M. Fritts

Jayne Fritts has worked in the Utility industry for over 25 years. She joined AWWU in the year 2000 working as a projects administrator for Customer Service. She was selected as the Customer Service Division Director in 2012. The Customer Service Division is responsible for the accurate billing, collection, and meter reading for both water and wastewater customer accounts. Additionally the Division manages the backflow, permitting, construction inspection, Utility locates and first emergency dispatch for Anchorage, Eagle River, Girdwood and northern communities.

Jayne M. Fritts

Administrative Services Director, Alyssa Farrar

Alyssa Farrar has 20 years of experience in municipal administration, initially joining the Utility in 1999.  She was a member of AWWU’s General Manager’s Office for almost 15 years, and served in the City of Wasilla Mayor’s Office for over four years.  Alyssa was appointed Director of the Administrative Services Division in 2018.  The Administrative Services Division provides managerial support, such as safety and security, training and development, public affairs, courier services and emergency readiness.  She also manages the Utility’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Pre-Bid Compliance Program.

Alyssa Farrar

Engineering Director, Stephen E. Nuss, P.E.

Steve Nuss has performed civil engineering, project management, and construction management services throughout Alaska since 1998. He joined AWWU in 2004 and became Engineering Division Director in 2016. Engineering is responsible for development and execution of AWWU’s capital program and for system planning.

Stephen E. Nuss

Finance Director, Grant Yutrzenka   

Grant Yutrzenka has over 25 years executive management experience in a variety of industries. His background includes positions in finance, operations and information technology. He was appointed CFO for the Utility in 2019. He previously served as the Division Director and CIO for Municipal Light and Power. His background in utilities, as well as the MOA, will be valuable to his duties at AWWU. The Finance Division is responsible for all accounting, preparation of Utility budgets, financial statements, and regulatory filings, for both the water and wastewater utilities. 

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Information Technology Director, Troy W. Swanson

Troy Swanson has 30 years of experience in the field of Information Technology, initially joining the Utility in 1997. He has served as a technical services manager, program manager, Division Director, and CIO for the Utility and the Municipality of Anchorage. He was most recently appointed the Information Technology Director in 2013. The Information Technology Division provides administration and support for all of AWWU’s computers, network, and application systems.

Troy W. Swanson

Operations & Maintenance Director  

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Treatment Division Director, David A. Persinger, P.E.

David Persinger has worked in the wastewater field in Alaska for 13 years. He joined the Utility in 2006 as an intern in the Engineering Division, where he worked in several different roles until becoming the Treatment Director in 2013. Treatment is responsible for day-to-day operation of the treatment facilities and water distribution system and for maintaining compliance with all state and federal regulations.

David A. Persinger