President and CEO Kenneth Cook, a University of Georgia graduate, took over the co-op in 1996 and served there for a decade as an engineering manager, according to a Jefferson Energy news release.
Cook became involved with the co-op program as a board member for Little Ocmulgee EMC in Alamo, Ga., when he also served as a representative on Oglethorpe Power Corp.’s board of directors.
Cook is credited with reorganizing the co-op’s corporate structure, construction of a headquarters facility in Wrens and making the co-op function more efficiently.
Cook has served as director of the Georgia Transmission Corporation, Smarr EMC, Green Power EMC, Georgia Energy Cooperative and the Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange.
In his retirement, Cook plans to spend more time maintaining his family farm in Telfair County.