Mary Massad is the chief executive officer and manager of Southwest Water Authority (SWA). Mary has always been a strong advocate for water in North Dakota. In 1996, she was hired full-time as financial coordinator/office administrator for SWA and was promoted to chief financial officer/office administrator in 2001. Mary is active in many industry-related organizations both on the state and national level including North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association, North Dakota Water Education Foundation Board of Directors and North Dakota Water Users Association. She is also involved in local and regional organizations such as Southwest Area Human Resource Association, Dickinson Rotary Club Board of Directors, Manufacturer’s Roundtable, Dickinson Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors (Treasurer), and the Mayor’s Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities (Chair), as well as being active in her church.