Tennessee American Water announced that Sonal Modi, who has been with the company since 2011, has been promoted to state finance director. In this role, Ms. Modi oversees the company’s budgeting process and financial reporting. Ms. Modi will continue to report to Brian Queen, Southeast States CFO for American Water.
Ms. Modi first joined Tennessee American Water as a Financial Analyst and held that role for three years before moving on to the role of Head of Business Performance. In this role, she worked closely with the operations side of the company. After two years, she returned to the role of Financial Analyst, supporting the budgeting and internal reporting services function. In this capacity, she supported several states on budgeting and internal reporting. Most recently, she served as an analyst for the finance team for the Southeastern American Water States.
Originally from Mumbai, India, Ms. Modi holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Mumbai and is a Certified Public Accountant with the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy. She has dedicated her time to various local volunteer efforts, putting her expertise to work in activities such as the Free Urban League Tax Assistance Program and acting as Treasurer for Bridge Refugee Services.
She and her husband, Charlie, reside in Chattanooga with their daughter, Aarushi.