Harriman, TN, UB made a bit of history April 2, when its board of directors hired Candace Vannasdale to succeed the retiring Bill Young as general manager.

Vannasdale, who’s tentatively scheduled to start May 1, would be the first female general manager at Harriman UB. She’s served for the past four years as manager of the utility’s gas/water/sewer administration and engineering.

A native of McMinnville, TN, Vannasdale earned her undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Tennessee Tech University and her graduate degree in environmental engineering from the University of Tennessee.

She serves as Harriman UB’s designated member for the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD), Tennessee Gas Association (TGA), American Public Gas Association (APGA), and Natural Gas Distributor’s Association of East Tennessee (NGDAET), and American Water Works Association (AWWA).