James Jenkins

Vice President of Regulatory Services

American Water

Advisory Board Member

James M. Jenkins is vice president of regulatory services of American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. He has over 30 years of experience in the utility sector and joined American Water in 1991 and assumed his current position in 2016. In his current role, he is responsible for leading the regulatory services function across the company.  Mr. Jenkins directs the analytical team that supports rate case filings, mechanism filings and regulatory reporting. He works closely with the American Water executive leadership team, senior business leaders and functional leaders to develop, support, and coordinate regulatory strategy and policy initiatives across the enterprise.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.