BWWB Management


Michael Johnson
General Manager

Mr. Johnson, with more than 20 years experience, is a certified government financial manager, as well as a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, The Government Finance Officers Association, and The American Water Works Association. Johnson manages several departments within the utility including accounting, finance, human resources, information technology and customer service. Before joining the Birmingham Water Works Board he served as director of finance for the city of Birmingham. Johnson earned a Master of Science degree in taxation from National University and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.




T.M. “Sonny” Jones
Assistant General Manager of Operations and Technical Services

Mr. Jones has held numerous positions with the city of Vestavia Hills which include finance director, treasurer, engineer, and city clerk. He holds a master's degree in business administration, as well as a P.E. certification in structural engineering.




Derrick Murphy
Assistant General Manager of Engineering and Maintenance

Murphy was raised in the Ensley community of Birmingham, Alabama. Along with his Master of Engineering-Construction Management from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, He brings over 17 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. Murphy provides a diverse work background in managerial, leadership development, high level project management, and water system engineering services experience in the Southeast region. He has participated in capital improvement planning, facility process improvement, work flow optimization, and performance enhancement within Birmingham, AL, Gwinnett County, GA, and Memphis, TN. Outside of his passion in the water resource industry, Murphy serves as an elected official on the Hoover City Council. Prior to that election, he was appointed as the President of the Hoover Board of Education. Furthermore, Murphy shares whole heartily with the mission of the Birmingham Water Works in his commitment in “providing the highest quality water and service to our customers and our entire service area.”