The Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (PCWASA) welcomes William “Frank” Ward as its newest Board Member, following his appointment by the City Council during its Aug. 4 meeting. Ward served a brief stint as alternate prior to filling the open seat on the PCWASA board created by the recent resignation of Paul Gagliano.
Ward brings a wealth of work experience within the public sector. He currently works as the Federal Programs Manager for McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. (MBP) in Atlanta, where he also has served as a senior construction manager and branch operations manager.
Since graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Ward served 16 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His military service featured a tour as the director of public works at Camp Doha, Kuwait, where he oversaw the utilities and infrastructure on the military installation, including water and sewer. After retirement from the Army and prior to joining MBP, he worked as a senior project manager for The Miller-Clapperton Partnership, Inc. in Austell.
As a resident of Peachtree City for more than 22 years, Ward says he accepted a post on the PCWASA board as a means for getting involved and making contributions to the community. His current professional and civic service includes being a Fellow for the Society of American Military Engineers.
Earlier this year, the PCWASA board selected its current slate of officers, with Bill Holland continuing as chairman, along with Phil Mauler as vice chairman and John Dufresne as secretary-treasurer. Wes Saunders rounds out the group of five voting members.
Holland has more than 40 years of experience in architectural design and engineering, including a stint as city architect in Los Angeles. Mahler is retired from the IRS, where he performed and supervised business audits. Dufresne is retired from the U.S. Army, where he served for 20 years, not including his time as an executive officer for three years at Fort Benning and as a project officer for nearly two years in Afghanistan. Saunders has a B.S. from Georgia Tech, which prepared him for a career in managing and operating wastewater treatment facilities within the industry.
For more information about the PCWASA board and its regularly scheduled meetings, visit www.pcwasa.org.