Sonal Modi named finance manager for Tennessee American Water and more Chattanooga-area career moves

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Sonal Modi named finance manager for Tennessee American Water

Sonal Modi, who has been with Tennessee American Water since 2011, has been promoted to finance manager for the state. In this position, Modi oversees the company's budgeting process and financial reporting. Modi will continue to report to Brian Queen, chief financial officer of Southeastern States for American Water.

Modi first joined Tennessee American Water as a financial analyst and served in that capacity for three years before moving into the position of business performance manager. In that role, she worked closely with the operations side of the business. After two years, she returned to the financial analyst role, supporting the budgeting and internal reporting services function. In this capacity, she supported multiple states on budgeting and internal reporting. Most recently, she has served as an analyst for the American Water Southeast States finance team.

Originally from Mumbai, India, Modi earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Mumbai and is a certified public accountant licensed by the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy. She volunteers for the Urban League's free income tax assistance program and serves as treasurer for Bridge Refugee Services.

TVA campgrounds close for the winter

The six Tennessee Valley Authority-managed campgrounds on TVA's reservoirs have closed for the winter, although online reservations for the upcoming 2022 camping season are still available through Recreation Resource Management, which operates the campgrounds for TVA.

These TVA campgrounds now closed until next spring include the the Cherokee Dam Reservation in Jefferson City, the Douglas Dam Reservation near Sevierville, the Douglas Dam Reservation near Sevierville, the Melton Hill Dam Reservation near Lenoir City, the Watauga Dam Reservation near Elizabethton and the Pickwick Dam Reservation near Savannah.

TVA's campgrounds on dam reservations were again a popular social-distancing destination for the second summer affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Demand was again very high this year, and TVA is proud to be part of the region's popular travel and tourism attractions," said Tina Guinn, manager of TVA Recreation. "Even while campers and day users occupied our six campgrounds on five dam reservations throughout the Valley, we made many improvements to grounds to ensure visitors had a great experience camping."

TVA's day-use recreation areas on dam reservations remain open year-round, as do undeveloped recreation lands.

- Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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