Tennessee American Water Welcomes New Safety Lead

Heather Heacock Joins Team as Health & Safety Senior Specialist

Chattanooga, Tenn. (June 24, 2022) – Tennessee American Water is proud to welcome to their team Heather Heacock as Senior Specialist for Health & Safety. In this role, Heather will lead Tennessee in the areas of safety and health claims, insurance services and loss control, and develop and implement training programs to enhance the safety and health of employees to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.


Heather began her career with American Water in 2020 as Lead Health & Safety Specialist and most recently Manager, Health & Safety Programs at the American Water company headquarters in Camden, New Jersey. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Southern New Hampshire University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Occupational Safety & Health/Environmental Management from Columbia Southern University. She holds several professional certifications relevant to the health and safety field.


Heather is moving to Tennessee with her partner Kevin and their border collie, Rocky. Heather will report to Doug Wagner, Vice President of Operations for Tennessee American Water and her effective date in her new role is July 11.


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.

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