BJWSA is a public, nonprofit organization created by the South Carolina legislature. We are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of eleven members, who have been recommended by Beaufort County and Jasper County legislative delegations and appointed by the Governor of South Carolina.

The General Manager oversees the organization and reports directly to the Board. He is assisted by our Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and our Chief Technical Services Officer.

Chief Officers

General Manager
Ed Saxon, PE
Libby Breland, Executive Assistant/
Clerk to the Board
Chief Financial Officer

Dottie Hofmann

Chief Administrative Officer

Ken Jordan

Chief Operations Officer

Chris Petry

Chief Technical Services Officer

Frank Eskridge

Finance & Administration

Sarah Linkimer
Communications Manager
Pamela Flasch
Lou Brown, Communications Specialist
Information Technology Director
Joshua Terry
Customer Services Manager
Kelly Alston
Purchasing and Risk Manager
William Bettis
Billing and Revenue Manager
Mike Jones
Human Resources Manager
Allena Lee-Brown

Kelly Lee, Human Resources Generalist

Engineering & Operations

Development Project Manager
Dick Deuel, P.E.
Field Operations Director
Joe DeVito
Merilee Moore, Field Operations Coordinator North
Natalia Laney, Field Operations Coordinator South
 or email
Laboratory Manager
Sheila Felton
Maintenance & Military Programs Director
Al Legare
Darlene Douglas, Maintenance Planning Specialist
Senior Construction Manager
Dennis Holland
Capital Projects Manager
Brian Chemsak

Debbie Hodge,Administrative Coordinator,Capital Projects

Water Operations Manager
Billy Smith
Wastewater Operations Manager
Earl Sheppard

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