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SOUTHERN PINE ELECTRIC WAS CHARTERED IN MARCH 1938 TO SERVE 481 HOMES & FARMS

HISTORY

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.

SERVICE TERRITORY

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.

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COOPERATIVE DIFFERENCE 

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MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of our members and community by safely providing reliable electric energy at an affordable price.

LEADERSHIP

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

Billy M. Berry

Simpson County
Chairman

RICHARD THOMS

RICHARD THOMS

Newton County
Vice-Chairman

CHARLES LOWE

CHARLES LOWE

Copiah County

GREGORY SULLIVAN

GREG SULLIVAN

Covington County

JEFFREY SIMS

JEFFREY SIMS

Forrest County

FOUNTAINE MCNAIR

FOUNTAINE MCNAIR

At Large

BILLY PARISH

BILLY PARISH

Jefferson Davis County

MIMS W. BERRY

MIMS W. BERRY

Lawrence County

HASKINS MONTGOMERY

HASKINS MONTGOMERY

Jasper County
Secretary/Treasurer

DAVID TADLOCK

DAVID TADLOCK

Scott County

Amy

STACI RHODES

At Large

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BLAINE EATON

Smith County

EXECUTIVE TEAM

CHRIS RHODES

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President and CEO

Ryan R. Robertson

Chief Financial Officer

JAN COLLINS

VP of Communications and Government Affairs

CHAD LEWIS

VP of Operations

DRUMMONDS MCALPIN

VP of Administration

JIM JORDAN

VP of Engineering

Ann Hamm

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

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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Member Circle

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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