Sonal Modi Named Finance Manager for Tennessee American Water

Chattanooga, Tenn. (October 15, 2021) – Tennessee American Water has announced that Sonal Modi, who has been with the company 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 has given her time to various local volunteer efforts, lending her expertise to activities such as the Urban League’s free income tax assistance program and serving as treasurer for Bridge Refugee Services.   

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

Tennessee American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 380,000 people in Tennessee and north Georgia. For more information, visit and follow Tennessee American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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