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Martineau Appoints Dr. Sandra Dudley to Lead TDEC's Division of Water Resources

Monday, May 21, 2012 | 10:06am

Nashville – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Dr. Shari Megreblian today announced Dr. Sandra Dudley, Ph.D., P.E. as the department’s Director of the new Division of Water Resources, effective June 1.  Dudley is currently the Executive Director of the Water Authority of Dickson County, where she has served since 2006.  She is also an Adjunct Professor for the institute for Sustainable Practices at Lipscomb University.


“Dr. Dudley brings unparalleled technical expertise and leadership ability to this position as we work to join the divisions of Water Pollution Control, Water Supply and Groundwater Protection into one cohesive unit to protect our state’s valuable water resources,” said Martineau.  “Sandra’s background spans both the public and private sectors where she has developed a track record of providing exceptional customer service.  We are thrilled to have her join our team.”


Under Dudley’s leadership, the Water Authority of Dickson County consolidated with the Fairvew water and wastewater systems in 2006.  It now serves most of Dickson County and portions of Williamson, Hickman, Cheatham and Humphreys counties.  It was recognized in 2010 as having the best water in the state of Tennessee.


“As a Tennessee native, I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to lead the consolidation of a new division focused on the integrated, sustainable protection of our great state’s water resources,” said Dudley.  I look forward to working with Commissioner Martineau, Deputy Commissioner Meghreblian, dedicated TDEC employees and other stakeholders on Governor Haslam’s initiatives for streamlining our processes to best serve Tennesseans and our environment.”


Dudley has a Ph.D. in Engineering, a Masters of Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University.  She is active with her alma mater, serving as the current Chair of the Board of Advisors for Chemical Engineering at TTU, and a past Board member for Civil/Environmental Engineering.  She is proud to have been honored with the Patriot Award for Employer Support of Guard and Reserve in 2010. 


The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is a diverse, dynamic department serving our state by safeguarding the health and safety of Tennessee citizens from environmental hazards; protecting and improving the quality of Tennessee’s water, air and land; and managing the Tennessee State Park system.  For more information about TDEC and its programs, please visit



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