Water For People, a nonprofit international development organization based in Denver, Colo., has named Ned Breslin as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Founded in 1991, the organization supports safe drinking water and sanitation projects in developing countries, and Breslin has been serving in the role of acting CEO for the past 8 months. He joined Water For People in January 2006 as the Director of International Programs.

“It is with great honor that I accept the position of CEO, and I look forward to carrying out the current strategic plan that will guide us to the end of 2011,” Mr. Breslin states. “Water For People has a striking mission and vision rooted in innovation and partnership, which will help lead the way for the water and sanitation sector to create sustainable change in developing countries.”

As Director of International Programs, Mr. Breslin oversaw the organization’s expansion into the Dominican Republic, Peru, Rwanda and Uganda, as well as led the existing programs in Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras, India and Malawi.