Bob Freudenthal has been appointed Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts effective June, 2008. Mr. Freudenthal recently served as Deputy General Manager for the Hendersonville Utility District. Prior to his appointment as Deputy GM Bob served over twenty years as a Public Works Director for the cities of Hendersonville, TN and Paducah, KY. Mr. Freudenthal was responsible for the successful delivery of water and wastewater services to approximately 38,000 residents within the HUD region. Included in his duties were operational management, personnel management, budgeting, and capital project management. HUD serves an area within middle Tennessee that is experiencing rapid growth. Current projections indicate the current population of the region could double within ten years thus creating a significant demand on existing infrastructure. Since 1999 HUD has allocated over $30 million toward improved service and is projecting a similar investment over the next five years. Mr. Freudenthal has served on the APWA Board of Directors for eight years serving as President in 2006. During his service on the Board of Directors Mr. Freudenthal served as Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, Membership Committee Chair, Executive Committee member, and Nominating Committee member. He has also served on numerous charitable, civic, and community boards in the Hendersonville and Paducah areas. Bob currently serves as Chairman of the Hendersonville Regional Planning Commission. Mr. Freudenthal has BS in Business Management from Mid-Continent University.