Greenville native joins PowerSouth

Published 3:28 pm Friday, September 7, 2012

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative announced Wednesday that Caleb Goodwyn and Bryan Parker will join the economic development staff on Oct. 1 as economic development representatives for Alabama.

Goodwyn and Parker will work with PowerSouth’s 16 Alabama distribution members, as well as state and local economic developers, to achieve economic development goals, recruit new companies and work with existing industry to facilitate growth within PowerSouth’s service territory.

The two new staff members replace Lee Lawson and Taylor Williams. Lawson recently accepted a position as President and CEO of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, and Williams will be transitioning over the next several months to a full-time role with PowerSouth’s governmental affairs division.

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Goodwyn, a native of Jasper, Ala., currently serves as district director for Congressman Spencer Bachus, where he is responsible for developing relationships among federal, state and local elected officials as well as members of the business community.

Parker, a native of Greenville, currently serves as field representative for Congressman Jo Bonner, where his duties and responsibilities closely parallel those of Goodwyn’s. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Auburn University Montgomery and will receive a master’s degree in economic and community affairs from Southern Mississippi University in December.

“We are excited to have Bryan and Caleb join our economic development team,” said Seth Hammett, PowerSouth’s Vice President of Business Development.