National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program Administered by Utility Service Partners, Inc.

When a home owners’ service line breaks immediate attention is imperative to avoid wasted water and ground pollution. The NLC Service Line Program provides homeowners with a low cost alternative to expensive repairs, and 24/7/365 service when the unexpected pipe breaks in their yard or backs up into their basement. So not only do the homeowners in your community gain peace of mind, but they help preserve our water supply for future generations. Please contact Ashley Shiwarski at ashiwarski@utilitysp.net or 724-749-1097 to learn more about this free program available for your municipality. You can visit our website by clicking on the logo above.

BLN Spotlight – Ashley Shiwarski with Utility Service Partners, Inc.

Q: As a League Business Leader, you interact regularly with local and state officials. How have these relationships helped you and your firm?
A:
 The opportunity to regularly interact with local and state officials has been extremely helpful. Utility Services Partners works with municipalities around the United States in order to make the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program available to their residents. The interaction we gain through the Business Leaders network allows us to learn directly from municipalities the issues they are facing within their communities and how our program can be a piece of the solution.

Q:  What is the favorite aspect of your job?
A:
  My favorite part of the job is the people.  I love the opportunity to work with municipalities all across Pennsylvania meeting so many great people and seeing all the amazing and unique things each municipality has to offer.

Q:  How long have you been in your current role?
A:
  I started with Utility Service Partners in August of 2014.  During my time with USP, we have grown exponentially from just under 200 municipal partners to over 400 partners currently.

Q:  What did you do prior to your current role at Utility Service Partners?
A:
  I am a graduate of Robert Morris University with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education. Prior to joining USP, I spent a few years teaching high school math at Montour High School in Allegheny County. Then I moved on to Aetna Health Insurance where I was a Licensed Medicare Sales Agent and during my time there I helped to establish a Medicare Supplement Inside Sales Department.  In all of my past positions my favorite aspect of the job was the opportunity to help and meet new people.  

Q:What advice do you have for other firms and other Business Leaders to make the most of their membership in the League’s Business Leaders Network?
A:
  My advice would be to take full advantage of as many opportunities provided by the Business Leaders Network as you can.  It gives you firsthand knowledge of the issues that are facing Municipalities across Pennsylvania and gives you a deeper understanding of how, as a Business Leader you can be a part of the solution.