“Effective April 1, Carolina Water Service Inc. of North Carolina (CWSNC), Tennessee Water Service (TWS), and Blue Granite Water Company (Blue Granite) will be led by a single business unit executive – Catherine E. Heigel.
Catherine has led Blue Granite since February 1, 2018 and served as the interim president of CWSNC and TWS from December 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Catherine has more than 24 years of combined legal, regulatory and executive leadership experience.
She spent more than 12 years with Duke Energy Corporation where she practiced before the state utility commissions in North Carolina and South Carolina. In her last position with Duke Energy, Catherine served as the state president for Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC in South Carolina until 2012.
From 2015 to 2017, she served as the Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), where she led an agency of over 3400 employees and managed an annual budget in excess of $600 million. In her capacity as Director of SCDHEC, Catherine served as South Carolina’s State Health Official.
Catherine looks forward to drawing upon her years of utility management and public health experience in her expanded role leading CWSNC, TWS and Blue Granite Water Company.”