SPSA - Southeastern Public Service Authority
Board of Directors - Leadership

Roy W. Chesson
Roy W. Chesson

Roy Chesson served as an officer in the United States Navy for over 19 years with most duty assignments in Engineering. These included tours as the Chief Staff Officer of a Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron, Engineering Officer aboard two naval warships, the Safety and Quality Assurance Officer at Canada’s largest naval shipyard (a foreign exchange tour), Maintenance Manager and Quality Assurance Officer of an aircraft carrier, and team leader of an engineering training and inspection team.

Mr. Chesson has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor's of Science from the United States Naval Academy.

After retiring from the Navy, he then worked for over 12 years for a government contractor providing logistic and administrative support for NASA atmospheric science field missions in remote locations around the world. During this time he gained experience in contracting and purchasing.

Mr. Chesson currently works  for the Newport News Department of Public Works as the City's Recycling Coordinator. In this role he is involved in the review and evaluation of programs, policies, and procedures in solid waste management, street maintenance, wastewater and storm water management, and public building maintenance.

He is also works with the City’s Capital Improvement Program Committee to develop the five year CIP plan. He is a member of the American Public Works Association, serving as an accreditation evaluator.

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