Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization, announced the hiring of Steven Kerr as chief financial officer. Kerr brings more than 30 years of financial experience to his role. He has supported Water Mission’s work to end the global water crisis for the last 16 years through volunteering and giving.
Prior to joining Water Mission, Kerr served as CFO at Equiscript, a pharmacy services management company in the Charleston area. He co-led the company through seven years of record growth and continues to serve on Equiscript’s board as secretary-treasurer. Kerr previously worked for Royal Bank of Canada assisting nonprofit organizations in obtaining funding for education loans made to students and parents. Kerr replaces former Water Mission Chief Financial Officer, Bernie Drackwicz, who retired and continues to serve in a consulting role on special projects for Water Mission.
“Steven is an accomplished financial executive leader in the Charleston business community who joins our ministry with a purpose-driven motivation to serve others,” said Water Mission CEO and President, George C. Greene IV, PE. “I am excited to have him lead Water Mission’s accounting and finance division supporting our continued growth as a global best-in-class ministry.”
As CFO, Kerr is responsible for Water Mission’s financial strategies, reporting, and risk management. He is tasked with leading the organization’s financial planning, accounting, procurement, cash management, and foreign exchange activities.
Kerr is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
About Water Mission
Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 7 million people in 57 countries. Water Mission has over 400 staff members working in its headquarters and around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa; Asia; North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. Notably, Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission its top four-star rating 14 years in a row, a distinction shared by less than 1% of the charities rated by the organization. To learn more, visit watermission.org, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.