Shannon Spence, PE, is the Director of the Project Management Office (PMO) at the Prince William County Service Authority (Service Authority), a large, combined utility located in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro Region. In this position, Ms. Spence oversees a group of project managers and the execution of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), directing multiple consulting and construction projects totaling approximately 100 million dollars per year. Prior to filling the position of PMO Director, Ms. Spence served as the Deputy Director and then Acting Director of Environmental Services and Water Reclamation Division at the Service Authority. In these positions she was variously responsible for the operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects at the Service Authority’s 24MGD advanced water reclamation facility. Prior to her employment with the Service Authority, Ms. Spence was a consulting engineer for 20 years with expertise in construction, controls systems design, vulnerability assessments and security design for public water and wastewater utilities. She also worked for 10 years as a construction electrician in New York City.

Ms. Spence received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City in 1996. She is a licensed Professional Engineer.