Leadership

Leadership

Cleveland Water’s executive team believes in building and sustaining the communities we serve. We are committed to providing our customers with excellent service and a superior product.


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Martin Keane

Director, Department of Public Utilities

Martin Keane was appointed as the Director of Public Utilities in January 2021.  Mr. Keane has oversight of the entire department, with a focus on Cleveland Public Power, Human Resources, and Security for the Department of Public Utilities. 

Keane was first elected to City Council in 2007 to represent the Kamm’s Corners, West Park and Puritas neighborhoods. He was chair of the Utilities Committee and Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee. In addition, he was a member of the Finance, Development Planning & Sustainability, Operations and Rules committees.

Prior to City Council, Keane worked as a probation officer and most recently as Assistant County Prosecutor of Cuyahoga County. Keane was raised in Ward 17 where his father had served on City Council in the 1970s. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School, attended The Ohio State University and earned a law degree at Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

Alex Margevicius

Commissioner of Cleveland Water

Commissioner of Water Alex Margevicius began his career with Cleveland Water as a Civil Engineer in 1985 and was appointed the Assistant Commissioner of Engineering at Cleveland Water in 1995. Margevicius was responsible for coordinating all engineering and Capital Improvement Projects for the Division.

A native Clevelander, Margevicius is an expert in the design and operation of large, complex water systems, and has significant insights into distribution system infrastructure issues. He is also an authority on power grid reliability for the water industry. He lead in the design of Cleveland Water’s Geographic Information System and hydraulic model systems. He is a frequent speaker to engineering, contractor, civic, and other groups.

Margevicius holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Margreat Jackson

Interim Chief, Department of Public Utilities

As Interim Chief of Public Affairs with the City of Cleveland’s Department of Public Utilities, Margreat Jackson manages the oversight of the daily operations of departmental sections, Governmental Affairs, Education and Outreach, Graphic Design and Communications for Cleveland Water, Cleveland Public Power and Water Pollution Control.

Margreat began her career with the City of Cleveland over 36 years ago. During her tenure, she has worked in Recreation, Community Development, City Council, Mayor’s Office, and Public Utilities.

Frank Badalamenti

Chief Financial Officer, Department of Public Utilities

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the City of Cleveland's Department of Public Utilities (DPU), Frank Badalamenti is responsible for all financial day-to-day responsibilities, including accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, budgeting, rate setting, risk management, and procurement for all divisions within DPU.

Prior to serving as CFO, Badalamenti spent over 12 years as the Manager of Internal Audit for the City of Cleveland and was instrumental in saving the City of Cleveland millions of dollars in lost revenue. In addition, Badalamenti authored and implemented numerous policy and procedural changes throughout every department in the City of Cleveland.

A native Clevelander, Badalamenti served for over 20 years in the United States Air Force (USAF), retiring as a Master Sergeant. While serving in the USAF, Badalamenti worked in Accounting and Finance.

Badalamenti is a Certified Forensic Financial Analyst, Certified Internal Controls Auditor, and an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Government Finance Officers Association. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Wayland Baptist University.

Mark Lasic

Chief Information Officer, Department of Public Utilities

As Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the City of Cleveland’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU), Mark Lasic is responsible for the strategy and management of  IT services within the Divisions of Cleveland Public Power, Cleveland Water, Cleveland Water Pollution Control, Cleveland Geographical Information Systems, and the Division of Radio Communication.

Prior to joining the City of Cleveland, Mark managed large portfolios and programs in IT and process control throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has experience in industrial automation, manufacturing, utilities, media, technology, banking and healthcare.

Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Physics from Cleveland State University and a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering with a focus on Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University.

Christopher Warren

Chief of Safety, Department of Public Utilities

Chief of Safety, Christopher Warren, joined the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) in l2015. He is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in Comprehensive Practice and a Certified Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) with more than 18 years in the construction industry. Twelve of those years carry extensive experience in hazard assessments, environmental management, emergency response, and occupational health and safety management.

Prior to joining the City of Cleveland, Warren was responsible for the safety, quality control and environmental management of multiple environmental remediation and infrastructure projects nationwide for the Department of Defense. He has also provided direct oversight of multiple heavy civil projects over the years, including the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Euclid Creek Tunnel on the east side of Cleveland.

Warren holds a Master’s of Science in Occupational Health and Safety. He is particularly skilled at the development and implementation of OSHA and EPA regulatory compliance and workplace injury reduction.