July WAKE UP! Newport – Water Desalination…Answer to the Drought?


Date(s) - 07/02/2015
7:15 am - 8:30 am


Newport Beach Public Library (Friends Room)
1000 Avocado Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
July WAKE UP! Newport - Water Desalination...Answer to the Drought?

 • Why Desalination in Huntington Beach?
• Environmental Effects of Desalination
• Poseidon and the OC Water District
• How desalination will affect Newport Beach
• Next Steps


Andrew Kingman
Poseidon Water LLC, Executive Vice President 

Kingman has over 30 years of experience in the development, construction and financing of major industrial and infrastructure capital projects including over 15 years of project development and project financing experience at Poseidon. He is currently responsible for providing executive oversight of the Huntington Beach project development  including the negotiation of the water sales,  contractor selection, permitting efforts,  equity partnering and project financing for the project.  As Poseidon’s CFO, he was responsible for Poseidon’s strategic direction, investor relations and financing, including the Carlsbad equity and debt financing,   corporate level capital raising and all of the companies previous project financing efforts.  Before joining Poseidon in 1997, he was a vice president of AT&T Capital Corporation and General Electric Capital Corporation project finance groups.   He was responsible for the origination, structuring, negotiating and closing of project financing and off balance sheet/off credit structures efforts, which included partnership equity, lease equity, subordinated and senior debt investments. He has also held positions in General Electric’s corporate staff and was a nuclear test and startup engineer for General Dynamics’ submarine business. B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor


Breakfast treats will be provided by Chick-Fil-A.

This event is free to the public, but please make reservations so we can plan for food and seating.

Contact: Pam Smith – psmith@newportbeach.com  –   (949) 729-4411


Event Registration

Bookings are now closed for this event. Please call the Chamber at 949-729-4400 for possible availability.