John R. Ackerman, P.E., P.G., BCEE, F.NSPE stepped down as chairman of PADEP's Certification Program Advisory Committee for Water and Wastewater Operators at the annual reorganization meeting after thirteen years of chairing the Committee.  Mr. Ackerman agreed to accept nomination and election as Vice-Chairman.  He was succeeded as chairman by Paul Zielinski, P.E., Senior Director for PA American Water Company.