Senior Staff

The following individuals are in charge of the day-to-day management and operations of UOSA:

Brian Steglitz

Executive Director

Brian Steglitz became UOSA’s Executive Director on May 13, 2024, after spending 26 years at the City of Ann Arbor in a variety of roles. In Ann Arbor, Mr. Steglitz served as an engineer responsible for managing capital projects for the City’s drinking water system, Manager of the City’s 50 MGD water treatment plant, and for his last 2 ½ years as the Public Services Area Administrator. As Public Services Area Administrator, he oversaw the City’s three water utilities, drinking water, resource recovery and stormwater, as well as the City’s two hydroelectric generating facilities. Mr. Steglitz is a former Chair and Director of the Michigan Section AWWA and served as Vice President of AWWA in 2015-6, served on the Board of Directors for The Water Research Foundation from 2017 to 2023, and currently serves on the Board of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies. Mr. Steglitz is recognized for his expertise in PFAS and testified at a House of Representatives hearing on this topic in May 2019, where he advocated for legislation that would provide resources to address these emerging contaminants that are a threat to drinking water supplies across the United States. Mr. Steglitz is a recipient of the George Warren Fuller Award by AWWA which recognizes distinguished service and outstanding leadership in the water supply field. Mr. Steglitz received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and a Master of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Steglitz is a registered Professional Engineer and Certified Drinking Water Operator.

Brian L. Owsenek

Deputy Executive Director

Brian L. Owsenek became UOSA’s Deputy Executive Director of Process and Maintenance on January 9, 2017 until February 5, 2021. He now serves as the Deputy Executive Director for the organization. Mr. Owsenek joined UOSA in 1998, having previously been employed as an engineering consultant on Department of Defense water treatment research and development projects. Mr. Owsenek originally joined UOSA to support control systems integration associated with the Project 54 construction effort and was promoted to Deputy Director of Treatment Process Division in 2001. After twelve years as Deputy Director, he was promoted to Director of Treatment Process in 2013, where he was responsible for permit compliance, water resource recovery and the day–to–day activities of plant operations and process control. Mr. Owsenek received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and has a Class 1 Wastewater Works License, a Class 2 Waste Management Facility License, and a U.S. patent related to membrane processes for water treatment.

Kevin D. Wolfe

Director of Finance

Kevin D. Wolfe became UOSA’s Director of Finance on July 8, 2019. Prior to joining UOSA, Mr. Wolfe had worked in a variety of financial management positions including Assistant Division Controller for a Fortune 500 public company. These positions included responsibilities for accounting, financial and managerial reporting, financial analysis and cross-functional team development. Mr. Wolfe joined UOSA on January 30, 2012 as the Financial Officer and was appointed as the Controller in mid-2015. Mr. Wolfe received his Bachelor of Science in Finance, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Certificate, and Executive MBA from West Virginia University.

Erick Schlosser

Director of Engineering and Technology

Mr. Schlosser became UOSA’s Director of Engineering and Technology on February 5, 2021. He acts as Engineering Director and Chief Information Officer, overseeing all of UOSA’s process engineering, IT, and process automation efforts. His tenure at UOSA began in October 1995, hired as a Process Engineer supporting the Contract 54 plant expansion. After leading the Technical Support Group as Manager through Contract 54 commissioning, Mr. Schlosser has fulfilled numerous technical and management roles for the organization including Process Engineer, Process Control Engineer, Technical Support Group Manager, and Engineering Group Manager. Prior to joining UOSA in October 1995, Mr. Schlosser produced propellants for the Navy as a Production Engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (Indian Head). Mr. Schlosser received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Mishelle R. Noble-Blair

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Mishelle R. Noble-Blair became UOSA’s Regulatory Affairs Director on February 5, 2021 with responsibility over UOSA’s regulatory, laboratory, safety and security programs. From July 2018 through February 2021, she served as UOSA’s Regulatory Affairs Coordinator. Ms. Noble-Blair holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College. She also holds a Virginia Class II Wastewater Treatment Operator’s License and a Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Combined Administrator Certification. Prior to working at UOSA, Ms. Noble-Blair spent fourteen years in municipal water treatment, with engineering responsibility for environmental regulatory compliance, dams and reservoirs, water treatment processes, and source water protection. Before working in the water and wastewater field, Ms. Noble-Blair worked for several years in the manufacturing industry with responsibility for a wide variety of facility and engineering programs and projects. These included environmental compliance, industrial wastewater treatment and ultrapure water treatment.

Douglas C. Hague

Director of Treatment Process

Douglas C. Hague is the Director of UOSA’s Treatment Process Division. Prior to joining UOSA, Mr. Hague served as a Public Works Engineer for the City of Manassas. His assignments included planning, design, and construction of public infrastructure. Mr. Hague joined UOSA’s Capital Improvements Section in 2011 as a Project Engineer. After 8 years, he joined the Treatment Process Division as the Process Manager, where he managed the technical aspects of UOSA’s treatment process. He served as Deputy Director of the Treatment Process for nearly three years before he was appointed the Division Director at the start of 2024 where he oversees staff in the Liquids, Solids, Process, Operations Support, Training and Administrative Departments. Mr. Hague earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Military Institute. Additionally, he earned a Master of Science degree in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, a Master of Business Administration, and a graduate certificate in Business Analytics from George Mason University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and has a Class 1 Wastewater Works License, a Class 2 Waste Management Facility License, and a certified Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Reviewer.

Nina S. Andgren

Director of Operation and Maintenance

Nina S. Andgren is the Director of UOSA’s Operations and Maintenance Division. Ms. Andgren was promoted to Director of Operation and Maintenance in February 2021. She oversees staff in six departments: Delivery Systems, Electrical Systems, Facilities Management, Industrial Controls, Mechanical Systems, and Support Systems. Ms. Andgren started her engineering career in 1999, after receiving her Master of Science in Civil Engineering at Lund Institute of Technology (Sweden). She worked at the Public Works in Gothenburg as a Project Engineer and later as a Supervisor overseeing the operation of the city’s sewer system. In 2003 Ms. Andgren immigrated to Virginia. She started her career in the U.S. as a consultant, where she worked on a program management team overseeing a major upgrade to a waste water treatment facility in Northern Virginia. In January 2006, Ms. Andgren joined Upper Occoquan Service Authority as their Maintenance Engineer. She was appointed to Support Systems Manager in November 2014, and promoted to Deputy Director of Operations and Maintenance in November 2019.

John W. Airhart

Director of Capital Improvements

John W. Airhart began his employment as UOSA’s Manager of the Capital Improvements Section in May 2011. Mr. Airhart was promoted to Director of Capital Improvements in February 2021. Prior to joining UOSA, Mr. Airhart was the Senior Construction Project Manager for the Army’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation command. Additionally, before that, he had a full career in the federal government working for the Federal Highway Administration as a construction engineer and retiring in 1999 as a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Agency for International Development. After graduating from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Mr. Airhart spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Mr. Airhart is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Montee U. McGowan

Director of Human Resources

Montee U. McGowan joined UOSA as Human Resources Generalist on November 20, 2017. Ms. McGowan was promoted to Assistant Human Resource Manager in January 2022 and most recently Human Resources Director on March 11, 2024. Ms. McGowan began her career in recruiting and Human Resources in 1999, at G. Boren Staffing Agency in Lubbock, Texas. Her extensive professional background in HR encompasses key areas such as recruitment and retention, staff training and development, mediation and conflict resolution, benefits and compensation, policy development, and compliance. Throughout her extensive career spanning over 20 years, Ms. McGowan has meticulously refined her skills collaborating with esteemed organizations such as Talent Force Staffing, BASF, and Goldbelt, Incorporated. Ms. McGowan is a member of the local and national Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). She successfully obtained her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Mississippi Valley State University, along with her MBA specializing in Human Resources and her Master of Education in Management from Strayer University.