Candace Vannasdale, P.E., has served as the General Manager for Harriman Utility Board since May 2018. Prior to this role, she served as the Manager of Gas, Water & Sewer (GWS) Administration & Engineering. Before beginning her career for HUB in 2014, she gained over 5 years of civil and environmental engineering consulting experience in Nashville and Knoxville and worked during college for both the Jackson Energy Authority in Jackson, TN and the White House Utility District in White House, TN.
Born and raised in McMinnville, TN, Candace holds a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. She is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee.
Candace has completed the Certified Power Executive (CPE) Program through the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA) and the Level I Municipal Management Academy through the Municipal Technical Advisory Service’s (MTAS) Institute for Public Service.
Candace is involved with several professional organizations, covering the electric, natural gas, water and wastewater industries. In addition to TVPPA, she is involved in the East Tennessee Economic Development Association (ETEDA), Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD), Tennessee Gas Association (TGA), American Public Gas Association (APGA), Natural Gas Distributor’s Association of East Tennessee (NGDAET), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and Water Environment Association (WEA).
Candace is also a certified Grade II Distribution System and Grade II Wastewater Collection System Operator in the State of Tennessee.