News Flash


Posted on: September 21, 2020

New Springfield Electric Utility Director Announced


SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – The City of Springfield is pleased to announce the hiring of Steven Sax as the new Electric Utility Director. Sax replaces Robert Gardner who retired in June after almost 30 years of service. Nicky Pinson is currently the interim director.

Sax has over 30 years of experience in utility management. He is the former General Manager for the Murfreesboro Electric Department. Most recently, he served as the Electric Director and Interim General Manager for a local electric utility in Connecticut. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, a master’s degree in Utility Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a master’s in Business Administration from Delaware State University.  

“Mr. Sax brings a wealth of experience to this position,” said Gina Holt, City Manager. “We are confident in his ability to lead the department and are excited to welcome him to the team.”

Sax will begin his work with the City of Springfield on October 5, 2020.