Central Arkansas Water announced Monday (Jan. 29) that Jo Thompson Courtney has joined as Chief Administrative Officer.
She brings nearly 30 years of government and operational experience and will oversee the finance, customer support, information systems, human resources, and communications departments at the utility.
The role is a newly created staff position.
“Jo’s depth of expertise positions her perfectly for this role, and we are confident in her ability to drive innovation, continuous improvement, and fiscal responsibility,” CAW CEO Tad Bohannon, said. “Her exemplary record of servant leadership reflects CAW’s commitment to be a resilient and trusted utility.”
Prior to joining CAW, Courtney was Associate Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer at the Arkansas Department of Health.
She also served as Chief Operations Officer at the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology and held multiple positions at the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff as well as a Master of Science in Sociology/Research and Statistics from the University of Central Arkansas.