WMI announces promotions to key positions for transformational impact

  • Thursday, October 17, 2013

Water Missions International CEO George C. Greene III, PE, PhD, announces promotions of two senior level engineers and the vice president of operations to key leadership positions and a medical research physician to their full-time U.S. staff.

This expanded team positions the organization to impact millions of lives around the world through providing safe water and sanitation. George Greene IV, PE, Seth Womble, PE, and Rogers Hook, PE, have been advanced from within Water Missions to significant strategic roles. Jeffrey L. Deal, MD, FACS, FRSTMH, MA, DTMH, joins Water Missions full time as director of health studies and travel medicine.

George Greene IV assumes the responsibility of president and chief operating officer. He will oversee operational excellence in the day-to-day activities of the organization and work alongside the CEO on strategic initiatives that allow the organization to achieve its mission. Greene has served as executive vice president of operations for Water Missions since 2007, and has been with the organization since its founding. Greene holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Clemson University and attended the Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development.

Womble now serves as vice president of operations. He will drive program-related initiatives around the world, including community development, disaster response, operations and partnerships with other nongovernmental organizations. Womble served as regional director over Water Missions International’s country programs in Haiti, Indonesia and Peru. Prior to joining WMI, Womble worked in private engineering consulting, construction management and specialty design-build fabrication in Raleigh for 10 years. Womble has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from North Carolina State University.

Hook fulfills the role of vice president of volunteer and investor partnerships. He will oversee execution and alignment of marketing and communications as well as the philanthropic and stewardship division as Water Missions tightens relationships with funding sources. Previously, Hook served as a regional director overseeing several Water Missions country programs, including Mexico, Belize and Honduras. Hook comes to the position with twelve years of prior business development and project management experience at Thomas and Hutton Engineering Co., a large consulting engineering firm, providing him a perspective for this position. Hook has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Clemson.

Deal brings an extensive background in research to design focused health impact studies to research community health improvements from Water Missions’ safe water and sanitation projects. Results from studies will help drive future development for effective safe water solutions. Additionally, Deal will provide travel medicine services to all Water Missions staff and volunteers. Deal previously has worked with Water Missions to conduct health impact studies. Among numerous other achievements, Deal worked with the Abbott Foundation to establish the first emergency hospital in Tanzania.

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