TVPPA Remembers Warren RECC’s Hayes

Gerald Hayes, who served as CEO for the final eight of his 40 years at Warren RECC, Bowling Green, KY, died April 23 at the age of 70. Hayes began his career at the cooperative on May 6, 1968. He became an apprentice lineman in 1969, a lineman in 1970 and line foreman...

Knoxville UB’s Mintha Roach Announces Retirement

Mintha Roach, president/CEO at Knoxville, TN, UB for the past 14 years, announced April 19 that she plans to retire by year’s end. “I could not have asked for a better place to work,” said Roach, who made her announcement at a KUB Board of Directors meeting. “I am so...

Daugherty Departs TVPPA; Bryant Interim Conferences Director

TVPPA Conferences/Events Director Tim Daugherty has announced that he will leave TVPPA in May and take an communications events position with TVA. He will be succeeded on an interim basis by Diana Bryant, TVPPA’s Conferences coordinator for the past six years....

Distribution Marketplace Forum ‘Thought-Provoking’

Just before lunch on the last day of the 2018 Distribution Marketplace Forum, attendees got some food for thought as an appetizer. “Customers today expect a lot,” said John Hazen, senior director for utility practice at J.D. Power. “Five years ago, taxicab owners...

TVPPA Family Mourns Guin Death

TVPPA’s staff and members are mourning the untimely passing of Jamie Guin, a lineman at Prentiss Co. EPA, Booneville, MS. Guin, 36, died in the predawn hours of April 4 while helping repair a power line after a storm. Ronny Rowland, the cooperative’s longtime general...

Harriman UB Picks Vannasdale

Harriman, TN, UB made a bit of history April 2, when its board of directors hired Candace Vannasdale to succeed the retiring Bill Young as general manager. Vannasdale, who’s tentatively scheduled to start May 1, would be the first female general manager at Harriman...