Mike Beckham has been named as general manager of Lakeland Electric, effective October 16, 2022.
Beckham has been serving as Interim General Manager for Lakeland Electric since April 2022 when previous Lakeland Electric General Manager Joel Ivy accepted a position with Texas public power utility Lubbock Power & Light.
Beckham was originally hired on June 8, 2015, as Assistant General Manager for Lakeland Electric.
Prior to working for Lakeland Electric, Beckham worked at FirstEnergy in Ohio where he served as Plant Manager. He also held the position of Director of Consolidated Coal Plants for FirstEnergy where he was responsible for the business aspects of over 2,000 Megawatts of generation.
Beckham also held management positions in power production at Tennessee Valley Authority, Mirant, and Southern Company.
Lakeland Electric serves 137,000 customers through its transmission and distribution facilities from the utility's power generation fueled by natural gas, oil, and solar power.