After an extensive search, Tennessee public power utility Columbia Power & Water Systems recently announced the hiring of a new president and CEO, Jonathan Hardin.
Hardin served CPWS as the vice president of Water Operations since 2014 and interim president and CEO since March 2023.
Hardin’s diverse background includes serving as an environmental engineer on numerous large projects in support of municipal water and wastewater operations and intricate environmental cleanups involving the reclamation of heavily polluted former industrial sites, CPWS noted.
“Jonathan has demonstrated excellence in leading the company over the last several months,” said Eddie Campbell, CPWS board chairman. “He has succeeded in bringing the employees together and has implemented a culture that is leading CPWS into the future. The board is looking forward to working with management to provide power, water and broadband services to Columbia and beyond.”