Pauli Undesser, BS, MS, MWS, CAE

Executive Director

Water Quality Association


Pauli Undesser is the Executive Director for the Water Quality Association (WQA) and Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF). Prior to becoming WQA’s Executive Director in 2017, her business expertise was applied to transform the trade association operations to increase efficiency and effectiveness, in addition to applying her her technical background in chemistry, biochemistry and toxicology influencing regulations and legislation, managing third party certification of drinking water treatment products, and developing a toxicology program. As a recipient of the 40 under 40 Award from Association Forum and USAE Newspaper in 2016, Pauli was recognized as an up-and-coming association professional demonstrating high potential for success in leadership roles and exhibiting a strong commitment to the association management industry. Her dedication to staff engagement and establishing a positive culture within the organization has also been recognized through staff nomination and peer selection as the 2018 recipient of the Inspiring Leader Award from the Association Forum of Chicagoland.


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