Former TVPPA Chairman Sam Head, 90, passed away May 7, 2017, in Memphis, TN.

During his 55-year public-power career, Head served as chief executive of two TVPPA-member utilities – Cullman EC, Cullman, AL and Columbus, MS, L & W. Head was working in Columbus when he was elected TVPPA president (now chairman) in 1995-96.

Head received TVPPA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, in 1993 and was named an Honorary Member in 2002. He spent most of his career at Memphis LG & W, from which he retired as director of the Electric Division. He also served as general manager at Coosa Valley EC, Talladega, AL.