Retired Navy Capt. William E. Finn has been appointed as the new educational facilities director for Alexandria City Public Schools effective July 1. As a U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer, Finn has more than 20 years of increasing responsibility in facilities engineering and services, public works, real estate, construction and environmental management of U.S. Naval bases up to 3,500 acres, supporting communities of more than 20,000 personnel.
Since 2010, Finn has served as chief operating officer of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In this capacity, he directed planning, real estate, design, construction, environmental and operational services for the public works/physical plant, utilities and special facilities for Navy and Marine Corps bases throughout the Pacific and Indian Oceans, delivering more than $1 billion of facilities management, construction and services annually.
Previously, Finn served as chief executive officer at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa; director of facilities management and engineering for Navy Forces Korea in Seoul, Korea; chief operating officer for the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport, Miss.; chief executive officer of the Naval Construction Training Center in Gulfport, Miss.; and chief operating officer in charge of construction in Marianas, Guam.
Finn has a master of arts degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College, a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He also participated in the Advanced Management Program at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
Finn is licensed as a professional engineer in Florida and is a Certified Federal Acquisition Professional with unlimited contracting authority.