Executive Staff

Steven R. DavisPresident 
Steven R. Davis was appointed Columbus Water Works President on April 18, 2012 by the Columbus Board of Water Commissioners.
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Billy C. Cobb Jr.Executive Vice President
Billy Cobb has been with Columbus Water Works since 1992, where he started as a Project Engineer.
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Joey MurphySenior Vice President
Division of Customer and Financial Service

Joey Murphy has been with the Columbus Water Works since 1994, where he started as an Electrical Technician.  [More]
John T. PeeblesSenior Vice President
Division of Water Resource Operations
John came to Columbus Water Works in May of 2006 as Construction Coordinator in Engineering responsible for Capital Improvement Projects. John quickly advanced to Manager of Field Services where he was responsible for the operation and maintenance of the “underground” infrastructure including the water distribution and wastewater collection systems in Columbus and Fort Benning. [More]
GwenDolyn H. Ruff, SPHRSenior Vice President
Division of Strategic Planning, Employee Services and Corporate Relations
GwenDolyn H. Ruff, SPHR, serves as the SVP, Strategic Planning, Employee Services and Corporate Relations for Columbus Water Works, Columbus, Georgia.  [More]
Gard Victor Vice President
Division of Information Services
Vic Burchfield started at the Columbus Water Works in 1986 as a chemist where he managed the Industrial Pretreatment Lab. Vic was promoted to Lab Director where he managed the CWW consolidated laboratory and implemented the lab’s first Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
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Becky M. ButtsVice President
Division of Communications and Security
Becky Butts serves as the VP of Corporate Relations for the Columbus Water Works, Columbus, Georgia.
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Lynn CampbellVice President
Division of Water Resources Operations
Lynn began work with Columbus Water Works in 1984 and has served as the Filter Plant Assistant., Filter Plant Superintendent., Manager of Water Resources Operations, to Assistant Vice President of Water Resources Operation in 1997, and then to Vice President of Water Resources Operation in 2003 which includes Managed Maintenance. [More]
Kevin WhiteVice President
Division of Engineering


Kevin White joined the Columbus Water Works in January, 2014.  He served the Civil Engineering industry since 1997 with a diverse background in engineering design and executive management. [More]