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American Public Power Association Names 2022-2023 Officers

Anthony Cannon of Greenville Utilities Commission Installed as Chair

Nashville, Tennessee, June 15, 2022 – Anthony Cannon, general manager and CEO of Greenville Utilities Commission in Greenville, North Carolina, was installed as chair of the American Public Power Association Board of Directors during APPA’s National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

David Osburn, general manager of Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority in Edmond, Oklahoma, is chair-elect for 2022-2023. Nicholas Lawler, general manager of Littleton Electric Light and Water Departments in Littleton, Massachusetts, is vice chair. Colin Hansen, CEO and general manager of Kansas Power Pool in Wichita, Kansas, is immediate past chair. Layne Burningham, president and CEO of Utah Municipal Power Agency in Spanish Fork, Utah, is treasurer.   

Cannon chose five members of the board to serve with the officers on the APPA Executive Committee. They are: Daniel Beans, electric utility director of Roseville Electric Utility in Roseville, California; John Haarlow, CEO and general manager of Snohomish County PUD in Everett, Washington; Jonathan Hand, executive director of Electric Cities of Alabama in Montgomery, Alabama; Thomas Kent, president and CEO of Nebraska Public Power District in Columbus, Nebraska; and Michael Peters, president and CEO of WPPI Energy in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.  

Newly elected to the APPA board this year are: Jason Grey, director of utilities of Danville Utilities Department in Danville, Virginia; Roy Jones, CEO of ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina; Beatrice Limtiaco, assistant general manager of administration of Guam Power Authority; Debra Smith, general manager and CEO of Seattle City Light in Seattle, Washington; and Brian Solsbee, executive director of the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association in Brentwood, Tennessee. 

Seven board members were re-elected to new three-year terms: Ellen Burt, general manager of Stowe Electric Department in Stowe, Vermont, John Haarlow, CEO and general manager of Snohomish County PUD in Everett, Washington; Thomas Kent, president and CEO of Nebraska Public Power District in Columbus, Nebraska; Nicholas Lawler, general manager of Littleton Electric Light and Water Departments in Littleton, Massachusetts; Russell Olson, CEO of Heartland Consumers Power District in Madison, South Dakota; Michael Peters, president and CEO of WPPI Energy in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; and David Walters, general manager of Grand Haven Board of Light and Power in Grand Haven, Michigan.

APPA board members are chosen to represent 10 regions across the country.