2018 — Ann Runley Carroll

Women in Irrigation Winners

Ann Runley Carroll

Winner of the Ivy Munion Langendorff Women In Irrigation Award for 2018

Ann Runley Carroll, Brookwater, Inc., was at the forefront of a changing and dynamic industry.  Forty years ago, irrigation consulting was still an emerging field.  It found its initial strength in the west and southwest before expanding east to the rest of the country.  Ann worked as a specification manager for Rain Bird, providing technical support to irrigation specifiers in 1979.  In 1987 she decided to join the ranks of irrigation consulting and accepted a position at Russ Mitchell Associates, Walnut Creek, California.  A year later she formed her own irrigation consulting firm, Brookwater, Inc.

Ann began her career in the irrigation industry in 1970, working for Rain Bird as a secretary and later as mathematician before becoming a specification manager.  Ann was helpful and generous with her time, willing to share her expertise to industry newcomers as well as seasoned pros.  There are many consultants in California who consider Ann one of their early mentors.  Janet Luehrs, incoming ASIC Treasurer, and current President of Brookwater, Inc. notes “Ann has been a great mentor to me and I owe my success in the industry to her.  Without her passion for irrigation design and consulting, I would not be as passionate about ASIC and the industry as I am today.”

ASIC is pleased to be honoring Ann Runley Carroll as an industry leader and role model for women in irrigation.

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