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

Information Technology Director


Communications Manager
Pamela Flasch

Lou Brown, Communications Specialist

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

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

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

Director of Treatment Operations
Chris Petry

Field Operations Director
Joe DeVito
Merilee Moore, Field Operations Coordinator North

Natalia Laney, Field Operations Coordinator South

Development Project Manager
Dick Deuel, P.E.

Laboratory Manager
Sheila Felton

Senior Construction Manager
Dennis Holland

Water Operations Manager
Billy Smith

Wastewater Operations Manager
Earl Sheppard

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