Jon Freedman

Jon Freedman

Global Government Relations Leader
GE Water & Process Technologies

Freedman is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on water policies.  He has recently spoken on water issues at conferences in China, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Europe, and the United States.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the WateReuse Association, and chairs its National Legislative Committee.  In that capacity, Freedman helps set the Association’s legislative agenda and leads visits with government officials to advocate for greater water reuse.

Freedman joined GE more than 11 years ago as a Business Development Leader with GE Energy, where he was responsible for growing GE’s global water business.  He led the acquisition of a global water treatment company that helped GE create what today is one of the world’s leading advanced water treatment companies with more than 8,000 employees in 130 countries around the world.

Before joining GE, Freedman worked in various senior leadership roles for Suez Water, both in the United States and in Paris, France.  His roles included Vice President & General Counsel for Suez Water’s US real estate business unit, and Director of Business Development for the Western US.

Freedman earned a BA from the University of Virginia, a JD from William & Mary Law School, and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.