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Keisha Thorpe Named New Assistant General Manager - Operations

Nov 9, 2018 by Suzanne Brown


The Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) is excited to announce Keisha Thorpe is joining its team as CCWA’s new Assistant General Manager-Operations starting November 26. Thorpe replaces Jim Poff, who is retiring November 21 after 30 years with the authority.

“Keisha is a collaborative problem solver and a detailed orientated leader who possesses excellent communication skills,” adds Franks. “She is a professional who will give complete dedication to achieving our goals of being Innovative, Industry Leading and Community Focused.”

Thorpe brings more than over 17 years of combined experience in water and wastewater treatment with hands on experience in distribution, collections, project management, asset management, technical support, construction and maintenance.

She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia and holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering. Keisha is also a Class I Public Supply System Operator; has a Level 1A, 1B and II Erosion and Sedimentation Control Certification; Pipeline & Manhole Assessment Certification; Certification in Asset Management and a Utility Management Certification. Thorpe most recently worked for the City of Atlanta Watershed Department where she served as a Watershed Director II. Prior to her role at City of Atlanta, she spent 12 years with Peachtree City Water and Sewer Authority.

In her new role at CCWA, Thorpe will be responsible for overseeing Distribution & Conveyance, Water Production, Water Reclamation and Stormwater operations.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to join the management team at Clayton County Water Authority,” says Thorpe. “I look forward to supporting CCWA’s mission of quality water and quality services and executing core strategies in managing Clayton County’s water resources.

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