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 Deputy General Manager of Finance and Administration and our Deputy General Manager of Operations and Technical Services.

Chief Officers

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

Deputy General Manager, Finance & Administration
Dottie Hofmann

Deputy General Manager, Operations & Technical Services
Frank Eskridge

Finance & Administration


Sarah Linkimer

Director of Planning, Safety and Security
Ken Jordan

Director of Information Technology
Communications Manager
Pamela Flasch

Communications Specialist
Lou Brown

Customer Care Manager
Linda Tillery

Purchasing and Risk Manager
William Bettis

Billing and Revenue Manager
Mike Jones

Human Resources Manager
Allena Lee-Brown

Kelly Lee, benefits administrator


Engineering & Operations

Director of Engineering
Brian Chemsak
Administrative Coordinator, Capital Projects
Debbie Hodge

Maintenance & Military Programs Director
Al Legare
Maintenance Planning Specialist
Darlene Douglas

Director of Treatment Operations
Chris Petry

Field Operations Director
Joe DeVito
Field Operations Coordinator North
Merilee Moore

Field Operations Coordinator South
Natalia Laney

Development Project Manager
Dick Deuel, P.E.

Laboratory Manager
Sheila Felton

Senior Construction Manager
Dennis Holland

Water Operations Manager
Kevin Sexton

Wastewater Operations Manager
Earl Sheppard

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