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Henry F. Vitale

CPA, Executive Director, Water and Sewer Commission

Henry F. Vitale was appointed Executive Director of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission in January 2013. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Commission's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since March 1995 as well as the Commission's Controller. As executive director, Mr. Vitale manages all operation and activities of the Commission in accordance with its Enabling Act. Boston Water and Sewer Commission is New England's oldest and largest water, sewer and stormwater systems.

Under Vitale’s tenure as executive director, the Commission has received numerous awards, including national recognition of “Best of the Best” tap water in 2014 by the American Water Works Association, the 2016 “Regional Recognition Award” and the “Citation for Consistent Service” from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Vitale is the recipient of the 2017 Henry L. Shattuck Chairman's Award, which is given to a city department head who has made an extraordinary contribution to Boston.

Mr. Vitale holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Marketing from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Water Works Association, the National Society of Public Accountants, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Government Finance Officers Association. Vitale is a member of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Board of Directors. Vitale is an East Boston native, and a lifelong resident of Boston. He is active in a number of community and professional organizations.