Kirk Morgan has succeeded the retired John Burt as general manager at Philadelphia, MS, Utilities.

With his July 1 retirement, Burt closed the book on a career of 36 years as Philadelphia Utilities’ chief executive – the longest such run in that organization’s history. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Mississippi State University and served for 12 years, including three as chairman, on the board of directors of Distributors Insurance Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of TVPPA.

As did his predecessor, Morgan earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Mississippi State. He joined Philadelphia Utilities in 2008, after a run of 20-plus years with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and was designated Burt’s successor soon thereafter. Morgan has earned TVPPA’s Advanced Certified Power Executive designation.