Thompson elected to PowerSouth board

Published 2:29 pm Friday, October 30, 2015

Tommy Thompson of Forest Home was elected to represent Pioneer Electric Cooperative on the PowerSouth board.

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Andalusia, Ala., is a generation and transmission cooperative providing the wholesale power needs of 20 distribution members — 16 electric cooperatives and four municipal electric systems — in Alabama and northwest Florida.

His election was effective Oct. 23.

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“It brings me great pride to represent the Pioneer Electric Cooperative  service area on the PowerSouth board,” said Thompson.

“I value the fact that every distribution member gets a voice in how the cooperative provides our energy needs. I’m looking forward to promoting the success of both co-ops.”

Pioneer Electric Cooperative (PEC) is a member-owned, electric cooperative that provides reliable service to more than 11,000 members in southeast Alabama.

PEC’s coverage territory encompasses four primary counties including Butler, Dallas, Lowndes and Wilcox and reaches parts of Autauga, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Covington and Monroe counties.

Thompson is a self-employed farmer. He is a graduate of Greenville High School and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.

He is a member of the Foster Parents Association, serves as an active deacon at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

He and his wife, Jackie, have two children, Cailyn and Clay.