Sonal Modi named CFO of Tennessee American Water

Tennessee American Water announced that Sonal Modi, who has been with the company since 2011, has been promoted to chief financial officer for the state. In this role, Ms. Modi oversees the company’s budgeting process and financial reporting. Ms Modi will continue to report to Brian Queen, Chief Financial Officer of Southeastern States for American Water.


Ms. Modi first joined Tennessee American Water as a financial analyst and held that position for three years before taking on the role of business performance manager. In this role, she worked closely with the operational side of the business. After two years, she returned to the position of financial analyst, supporting the internal budgeting and reporting services function. In this capacity, she supported several States on budgeting and internal reporting. Most recently, she was an analyst for the finance team of American Water Southeast States.

Originally from Mumbai, India, Ms. Modi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Mumbai and is a Chartered Accountant with the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy. She has dedicated her time to various local volunteer efforts, lending her expertise to activities such as the Urban League’s Free Tax Assistance Program and serving as Treasurer for Bridge Refugee Services.

She and her husband, Charlie, reside in Chattanooga with their daughter, Aarushi.

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