Mr. Underwood oversees all areas of the Birmingham Water Works Board’s daily operations. He is a certified public accountant, a certified government finance officer, and a certified government finance manager. Presently, Underwood serves on the American Water Works Association’s board of directors, as well as having served two terms on the board of directors for the Water Research Foundation. Underwood has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and possesses an extensive background in finance and computer information management. He is a member of the Alabama Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Previously, Underwood served six years as director of finance for the city of Birmingham.
T. M. "Sonny" Jones
Assistant General Manager of Engineering and Maintenance
Mr. Jones oversees several aspects of company operations including engineering, systems development, maintenance, distribution and environmental services. Jones has held numerous positions with the city of Vestavia Hills which include finance director, treasurer, engineer, and city clerk. He holds a master's degree in business administration, as well as a P.E. certification in structural engineering
Darryl R. Jones
Assistant General Manager of Operations and Technical Services
Mr. Jones oversees and directs the board’s raw water intakes, pumping stations, reservoirs, SCADA system, water-testing laboratory services, and security. Jones is a registered and licensed engineer in the state of Alabama. He has also received additional training, as well as education in chemical engineering, hydraulic network modeling, and numerous other areas. Jones has been with the Birmingham Water Works Board since 1988.
Assistant General Manager of Finance and Administration
Mr. Johnson, with more than 20 years experience, is a certified government financial manager, as well as a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, The Government Finance Officers Association, and The American Water Works Association. Johnson manages several departments within the utility including accounting, finance, human resources, information technology and customer service. Before joining the Birmingham Water Works Board he served as deputy director of finance for the city of Birmingham. Johnson earned a Master of Science degree in taxation from National University and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.
Meet the Board of Directors