Management

Manager

Candace Vannasdale
General Manager

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.

Manager

Dusty Fagan
Manager of Finance

Mr. Fagan graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 2005. He subsequently received an MBA from Tennessee Tech University in 2014.

He worked for the Lenoir City Utility Board before joining HUB in May of 2017 as the Accounting Manager. Mr. Fagan then was promoted to Manager of Finance in May of 2018.

In this role, he reports to the General Manager, and is responsible for advising the Board in financial affairs, preparing analysis of all financial operations, including interim and final statements with supporting schedules used by the Management Team. He also bears responsibility for developing fiscal strategies, developing and ensuring compliance with financial and accounting policy, and representing HUB in its relations with lending institutions and other entities within the financial community.

Mr. Fagan also provides leadership to the Administrative Departments of HUB, overseeing operations related to Human Resources, Accounting, Billing, and Customer Service.

He has also completed TVPPA’s Certified Power Executive (CPE) program.

In addition to his role at HUB, Mr. Fagan is also the Vice President of the Eastern District Power Accountants Association.

Manager

Heath Lewis
Manager of Electric

Mr. Lewis graduated from Harriman High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 2004.

He worked as a Production Supervisor for General Shale, and a Process Engineer for Exedy America before joining HUB in 2010 as the Electrical Engineer. He was promoted to the Manager of Electric in 2017.

In this role, he reports to the General Manager, and is responsible for aspects of engineering, design, construction, and operation of the HUB electric system. In addition, he provides overall supervision of scheduling of the work of the Line and Right of Way crews. These functions include coordinating new service and system upgrades, as well as regular maintenance of all substations and associated equipment.

Administratively, Mr. Lewis provides leadership to the Electric Department, ensuring compliance with all policies and regulations, and advising both the General Manager and Board of Directors. He also provides overall supervision of HUB’s Warehouse Clerks and Dispatchers.

He has completed TVPPA’s Certified Power Executive (CPE) program focusing on strategic and organizational skills critical to management of public utilities. Additionally, he is a certified Power Distribution Engineer via TVPPA.

Manager

Jeremy Gibson
Gas, Water, and Sewer Manager

Mr. Gibson is a graduate of Harriman High School, and attended Roane State Community College for two years before transferring to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

He has worked for HUB for twenty-one years, beginning as an Engineering Assistant before promotion to Director of Safety, and then the Manager of Gas, Water, and Sewer Departments.

In this role, he reports to the General Manager, and is responsible for managing the daily operations and maintenance of the water treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant, sewer collection system, water distribution system, and natural gas distribution system. These duties include scheduling and coordinating the work of the GWS Department, planning new service lines, and submitting specifications and plans to the State. Mr. Gibson is also the administrative leader of the Department, providing direction and supervision towards compliance with all HUB, State, and Federal guidelines.

His additional qualifications include completion of the Certified Safety Coordinator Program through TVPPA, certification as a Construction Health and Safety Technician (Board of Certified Safety Professionals), and completion of TVPPA’s Certified Power Executive (CPE) program.

 

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