SOUTHERN PINE ELECTRIC WAS CHARTERED IN MARCH 1938 TO SERVE 481 HOMES & FARMS
Southern Pine Electric is one of the largest electric cooperatives in the country with over 10,500 miles of energized line serving more than 69,400 meters. Our 11-county service area encompasses 14.3% of the total land mass of Mississippi.
With a large geographical service area, Southern Pine Electric has four district offices located in Brandon, Taylorsville, Newton and New Hebron. A branch office is located in Hattiesburg. Accessible locations throughout our service area increases the speed in which we are able to serve you. For fast service, members may call or visit the district office named on their monthly Southern Pine Electric bill.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of our members and community by safely providing reliable electric energy at an affordable price.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Southern Pine Electric is an electric cooperative serving member-owners. Our primary business is providing safe and reliable electric service to more than 69,400 residential, business, and industrial members across 11 counties.
The board of directors, elected by the members, sets the policies and establishes the business structure of the cooperative. The president/chief executive officer oversees the day-to-day operations of the cooperative.
Billy M. Berry
Jefferson Davis County
MIMS W. BERRY
CHRIS k. RHODES
President and CEO
Ryan R. Robertson
Chief Financial Officer
VP of Communications and Government Affairs
VP of Operations
VP of Administration
VP of Engineering
VP of Finance
MEMBER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Joseph Bird – Covington County
Curtis Gray – Jasper County
Karen Harris – Newton County
Victor Hill – Jefferson Davis County
MEMBER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Lee Lockhart – Copiah County
Dewayne Middleton – Simpson County
Natalie Wynne – Forrest County
Member Circle events are a time of food, fun and fellowship with you, our members. These events, held in the counties we serve, give the Southern Pine team a chance to hear from you. During Member Circle, the Southern Pine team shares news and information that impacts you. We also get the chance to hear what's on our members minds. We love our members and are always looking for new ways to find out how we can better serve you.
Cold Feet Hurt
Every year the employees and directors donate socks and other personal care items to shelters and nursing homes in the counties we serve. Over the years, Southern Pine has donated thousands of pairs of socks to help those in need. The annual campaign runs from November through February.
Cooperative Day of Service
Cooperative Day of Service is a day set aside by Cooperative Energy to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his focus on service. Southern Pine participates in this event each year by serving those in our community who need us. We’ve participated in highway clean-up projects, demolition and renovation projects for shelters and drug recovery centers and worked with the students at Piney Woods School on campus beautification projects.
Stuff-a-Truck Food Drive
We are honored to support local food banks in the communities we serve by hosting Stuff-a-Truck food drives. We work with local grocery stores to hold the food drives at their location. Shoppers who wish to donate can just add a few items to their grocery purchases as they shop and drop them off on the way out. All donations are given to a local food bank to help our members who need them most.