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In June 2019, Coleman Smoak, general manager of Piedmont Municipal Power Agency in South Carolina, will complete a year as chair of the American Public Power Association’s board. He will pass the baton to Decosta Jenkins (DJ), president and CEO of Nashville Electric Service in Tennessee. These two
Women have long played a prominent role in public power leadership. Under its strategic initiative to “support workforce planning,” the American Public Power Association provides many networking and professional development opportunities for women to grow and contribute in public power. We asked
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We invited mayors of public power communities to tell us how their communities are enriched by having a not-for-profit community-owned electric utility. “Having our local utility be a municipally owned public power organization means that decisions are made locally, not in a corporate boardroom
In June 2019, four public power leaders from utilities across the country will come together in a panel discussion at the American Public Power Association’s National Conference on how to build a culture of excellence in public power. In advance of the discussion, they shared with Public Power
Winners of the 2019 American Public Power Association leadership and service awards share their advice for public power leaders.
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Her seventh book, Leadership in Turbulent Times , was published in September 2018 and became an instant New York Times best-seller. A culmination of Goodwin’s five-decade career of
Leaders share their insights on how to lead an effective public power utility.
In this issue of Public Power Magazine, I am humbled and thrilled to be in the company of some of public power’s brightest and best, as well as presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin. I am a big Goodwin fan — my favorite book of hers is Team of Rivals, which is