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.

Danielle Graham

Executive Commissioner, Department of Public Utilities

As Executive Commissioner for DPU, Danielle Graham is responsible for supporting the Director in the oversight, direction, and daily operations of the Department of Public Utilities. This includes Cleveland Public Power, Water Pollution Control, and Cleveland Water, as well as the following sections: Customer Account Services, Fiscal Control & Budget Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Public Affairs, Risk Management, and Security.

Danielle began working for the City of Cleveland Department of Finance in 2006 and transferred to DPU in 2017.  She is service-oriented, focused, and driven.  In addition to experience with utilities, she has extensive knowledge of City processes and procedures.  She has a great rapport with management and employees and is a proven leader with the ability to motivate and develop staff. She has a proven record of accomplishment in operations, project and strategic management.

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.

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.

Margreat Jackson

Interim Chief of Public Affairs, 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, the Mayor’s Office, and Public Utilities.

Joe Novak

Chief of Safety, Department of Public Utilities

As Chief of Safety for the Department of Public Utilities, Joe Novak is responsible for the implementation of health and safety programs, managing and conducting safety training, and procurement oversight of safety equipment for Cleveland Water, Water Pollution Control, and Cleveland Public Power. He also directly oversees DPU Safety and Environmental staff for the three divisions.

Mr. Novak began his career with the City of Cleveland over 23 years ago. During his tenure, he has worked in the Division of Park Maintenance and Properties and Public Utilities.

Mr. Novak is recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST). Joe is an OSHA-certified outreach trainer and also a certified trainer by the American Heart Association.