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Calvin D. Farr, Jr.

Calvin D. Farr, Jr.
General Manager

Calvin D. Farr was appointed as General Manager in May 2021. Prior to that Mr. Farr was the Director of the Department of Public Utilities for the City of Richmond where he provided leadership in the areas of water, wastewater, stormwater, natural gas, and street light utilities. Mr. Farr’s professional experience also includes serving as the Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Watershed Management in Atlanta and as a Group Leader for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Mr. Farr holds an Executive Masters of Public Management from the University of Maryland, Masters of Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University. Mr. Farr is also a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

(703) 335-7900

GM@pwcsa.org

Don Pannell

Don Pannell
Deputy General Manager, Planning and Program Management

Mr. Pannell has served as the Deputy General Manager, Planning and Program Management since July 2019. He began his employment with the Service Authority in 2005, having previously served as both the Director and the Deputy Director of Operations & Maintenance. Prior to his employment with the Service Authority, Mr. Pannell served as the Collection and Distribution Manager for the City of Manassas. Mr. Pannell received his BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s degree in Engineering from Old Dominion University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer.

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Director of Finance

Astrid Nelson
Chief Financial and Business Operations Officer (CFO)

Ms. Nelson has served in her current role since September 2019. Since joining the Service Authority in 2003, she has served in roles of increasing responsibility including Chief of Strategic Business Initiatives, Director of Finance and Accounting Manager. Prior to joining the Service Authority, Ms. Nelson was an auditor for Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Ms. Nelson received a BS in Accounting from George Mason University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

(703) 335-7900

finance@pwcsa.org

Director of Finance

Hari Kurup
Chief Information & Technology Officer

Mr. Kurup joined the Service Authority in March 2022. He has more than 20 years of experience in the software development, utility, manufacturing and service industries. Prior to joining the Service Authority, Mr. Kurup served as the Director of Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Systems for DC Water. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Calicut University and a master’s degree in Finance from John Hopkins University. He also has received an Executive Program in General Management (EPGM) Advanced Certificate for Executives from MIT Sloan. 

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Director of Finance

Sandra Hardeman
Chief People & Talent Officer

Ms. Hardeman joined the Service Authority in March 2022. She has more than 20 years of human resources experience serving Virginia higher education and Kindergarten-Grade 12 organizations, with prior roles as the Director of Employee Relations and Director of Recruitment. Ms. Hardeman holds a Master of Science in Management from Liberty University and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR and SHRM-CP). 

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Lyle Beefelt

Lyle Beefelt
Director of Management and Budget

Mr. Beefelt has served as Director of Management and Budget since June 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Beefelt was employed for eighteen years as the Financial Analyst and Senior Financial Analyst in the Division of Finance. Mr. Beefelt received a BA in Economics from Brigham Young University.

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Samer Beidas
Director of Engineering and Planning

Mr. Beidas has served as Director of Engineering & Planning since May 2013. Prior to joining the Service Authority, he was the Public Works Director for the Town of Purcellville and General Manager of the Department of Environmental Services for the City of Falls Church. Mr. Beidas received a BS in Civil Engineering with Construction Option and MS in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Certified Construction Manager.

(703) 335-7900

Doug Shoop

Tony Piccione
Director of Information Technology

Mr. Piccione has served as the Director of Information Technology since July 2019. He began his career with the Service Authority in 2006 as Systems Administrator before serving as Network Services Manager and Deputy Director. Mr. Piccione is a Cisco Certified Network Professional, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and VMware Certified Professional.

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Tony Piccione

Doug Shoop
Director of Operations & Maintenance

Mr. Shoop has served as the Director of Operations & Maintenance since September 2019. He began his employment with the Service Authority in 2011, having previously served as the Deputy Director of Engineering and Planning and as the Operations and Maintenance Collection and Distribution Manager. Prior to his employment with the Service Authority, Mr. Shoop was the Utility Systems Maintenance Supervisor and a Project Manager for Loudoun Water. His career includes service in the U.S. Marine Corps, consulting engineering, and utility engineering and management. Mr. Shoop received his BS in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and is an alum of Leadership Prince William. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Construction Manager.

(703) 335-7900

Brian Sipes

Brian Sipes
Director of Finance

Mr. Sipes has served as the Director of Finance since March 2021. He began his career with the Service Authority in September 2018 as Deputy Director of Finance and was appointed Acting Director in October 2019. Before joining the Service Authority, Mr. Sipes served in a regulatory role with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Mr. Sipes received a BS in Accounting from George Mason University and he is a Certified Public Accountant.

(703) 335-7900

Shannon Spence

Shannon Spence
Director of Project Management

Shannon Spence is a Professional Engineer and has more than 30 years of experience in construction, water and wastewater facility design and project management. She previously worked for large design develop consulting firms to develop and implement control systems for water and wastewater utilities and to prepare vulnerability assessments and emergency response plans. Ms. Spence also worked as a construction electrician in New York City for 10 years, one of few women in this field. She received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

(703) 335-7900

Jeanetta Williams

Jeanetta Williams
Director of Data Management

Ms. Williams has served as Director of Data Management since October 2018. She began her career at the Service Authority in May 2017 as Deputy Director of Data Management. Prior to joining the Service Authority, Ms. Williams was the Enterprise Programs Manager and Stormwater Utility Manager for the City of Suffolk, Virginia. Ms. Williams received her BS from Old Dominion University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University. She is a Certified Project Management Professional and Geographic Information System Professional.

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