Manager, Development & Special Projects, Alliance for Water Efficiency

Megan Chery is a native New Yorker and water advocate currently stationed in Chicago.

After graduating from Georgetown University with a degree in International Affairs, Megan moved to France to continue her quest for fluency and began her career in communications. Upon returning the United States, Megan spent five years working for public relations agencies in both San Francisco and New York, most recently focusing on corporate social responsibility at Edelman. While managing communications for GE’s Water business, Megan became passionate about solving the tremendous and complex water challenges faced by communities across the United States and around the world. When she moved to Chicago in 2013, Megan took the leap into the world of water.

Megan now works for the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a North American nonprofit focused on water efficiency and the sustainable use of water. In her role, she manages development and financing activity for the organization, in addition to supporting programs, strategy and communications. She works with water providers, businesses, fellow nonprofits and funders to drive investments in efficiency through the Alliance’s research, advocacy and education efforts. She is also a LEED Green Associate.