Lexington-Richland School District Five has named a new director of facilities operations for the district.

Clay Cannon, a professional engineer, will take the role, beginning September 23. Prior to accepting a position in School District Five, Cannon served as vice president and partner of midlands-based engineering firm RB Todd & Associates, where he handled project completion of various projects such as the University of South Carolina Law School, Midlands Technical College Library and Riverbanks Zoo Waterfall Junction.

“In addition to my work in other sectors, I have worked as a consultant and project manager for School District Five and other educational institutions and have always appreciated the work that they do,” Cannon said. “This new role allows me to put my training and experience to work solely for the students. I’m proud to serve the students of this district and help the community build for the future.”

Cannon received his bachelor of science degree from Clemson University, where he graduated cum laude and was a recipient of the Madren Scholarship awarded to an Outstanding Senior Civil Engineering Student.  In addition to his work at RB Todd & Associates, he served as a project manager at Power Engineering Company. He holds an active Professional Engineering License and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

“We’re excited to have someone like Mr. Cannon join our team,” said School District Five Chief Finance & Operations Officer, Len Richardson. “He brings a wealth of professional experience and knowledge that will ensure we continue to provide facilities where our students can learn and grow to their fullest potential. Congratulations, Mr. Cannon.”