Rusty Little Named Controller for Washington County Service Authority

Mar 24, 2021 | WCSA

ABINGDON, Va. — Robert (Rusty) M. Little has been named controller for the Washington County Service Authority (WCSA), the third-largest water and wastewater utility in Southwest Virginia.

In his new role, Little directs WCSA’s financial affairs, including the budget, financial reports and forecasts, and rates and fees, and serves as a member of the capital improvement funding, planning and leadership teams.

Little brings more than three decades of experience to his new position, including more than 28 years with Highlands Union Bank (HUB) in Abingdon. At HUB, he served in numerous roles, including chief risk officer, chief financial officer, controller, and most recently as chief accounting officer. In that role, he managed the financial and accounting functions of the bank.

“We are very pleased to announce that Rusty has joined the WCSA team,” says Robbie Cornett, general manager of WCSA. “With his broad experience in financial management, we are fully confident that he is not only the best choice for our next controller, but will be able to step seamlessly into his new role and apply his expertise with tremendous benefit for our organization.” 

A native of Bristol, Virginia, Little earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from King University. He resides in Washington County with his daughter, Molly, who is currently a sophomore at John S. Battle High School.

“I’m extremely excited to join WCSA,” Little says. “I’m very impressed with everyone’s professionalism and dedication, and I look forward to serving our community with such a committed team.”

More About WCSA

WCSA serves approximately 22,000 water connections and 2,300 wastewater connections in Washington County, Virginia, and surrounding areas. The water system consists of an estimated 900 miles of water line, a 12-million-gallon-per-day surface water treatment plant, a 3.1-million-gallon-per-day membrane filtration plant, two springs, one well, 29 pump stations and 22 water storage tanks. The wastewater system consists of approximately 70 miles of wastewater collection lines, 29 lift stations and two wastewater treatment plants. For more information about WCSA, visit



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