Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> February 24, 2022

Interview with the President and CEO: Aris Water Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:ARIS)

Brock, Amanda
Amanda Brock is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Aris Water Solutions, Inc., a leading produced water infrastructure and recycling company primarily focused on the Permian Basin which went public in October 2021. Ms. Brock has been with Aris and its predecessor Solaris Water Midstream since 2017. She has spent her career focused on the global oil and gas, power, and water sectors. Prior to joining Solaris, Ms. Brock was CEO of Water Standard, a water treatment company focused on desalination, produced water treatment and recycling for both the upstream and downstream energy sectors. Previously, Ms. Brock was President of the Americas for Azurix, responsible for developing water infrastructure and related services, and prior to that was President of Enron Joint Venture Management, managing Enron’s global power assets and partnerships. Ms. Brock serves on the public boards of Coterra Energy, Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation, and is the current Chair of the Texas Business Hall of Fame. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of LSU Law School and Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico. She was named one of the Top 10 Women in Energy by the Houston Chronicle and in 2016 was recognized both as one of the Top 25 Leaders in Water globally and as a Texas Honoree for Women in Energy. She also facilitated a White House delegation to Abu Dhabi as part of the Obama Administration’s Moonshot for Water Initiative. In 2017, Ms. Brock was inducted into the Houston Women’s Business Hall of Fame and in 2020 was named one of the 25 Influential Women in Energy by Hart Energy Oil and Gas Investor magazine. Ms. Brock is originally from Mbabane, Swaziland, and grew up in Zimbabwe. She completed her bachelor’s undergraduate degree at the University of Natal in South Africa and earned her Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University, where she was a member of the Law Review. She is dedicated to responsible conservation and passionate about elephants, water and energy security. Profile
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TWST: Could you talk about when the company was founded and how the focus has shifted over time?

Ms. Brock: Aris Water was founded in late