Director of Government Services
Mr. Bean joined RFC after more than 35 years of management experience with public utilities and local government. Prior to joining RFC, Mr. Bean served as Director of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities for 16 years. His service in this position was marked by implementation of a major capital improvements program, financial modeling that led to AAA credit ratings from three rating agencies, technology advancements that improved efficiency, implementation of sustainable strategies in buildings and operations, and championing employee involvement and mentoring throughout the organization. He has also served as City Manager in two cities that provided a full range of public services including water, sewer, electricity, and stormwater. A frequent lecturer at professional associations and academic institutions, Mr. Bean has been an avid promoter of the value of public service and the ability of public organizations to operate using state of the art business practices. Since joining RFC, he has provided a variety of services for financial and management consulting engagements including facilitating stakeholder and public involvement, workshop facilitation, strategic plan development, organizational assessment (related to governance, finance, management, and operations). Mr. Bean also co-authored a chapter entitled, "The First Step: Establishing a Strong Utility Management Foundation," for the Fourth Edition of the industry guidebook, Water and Wastewater Finance and Pricing: The Changing Landscape. Mr. Bean has an MPA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.