Veteran Co-op Executive Takes the Lead

September 25, 2018

Greg Grissom elected president and CEO by electric cooperative board

Paducah, Ky. – The Board of Directors of Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC) is pleased to announce that Greg Grissom has been named president and CEO of the electric cooperative.

Grissom, a native of Hickman, Kentucky, brings nearly twenty years of co-op executive experience to his new role heading JPEC, which serves about 30,000 consumer-members in six western Kentucky counties.

“This is an exciting day for Jackson Purchase Energy,” said JPEC Board Chairman Erick Harris. “Our talented employees and loyal consumer-members are getting a proven leader who understands both the important role JPEC plays in our communities and the challenges faced by electric cooperatives across America.”

Harris thanked Michael W. Chambliss, Vice President of System Operations for power generation partner Big Rivers Electric, for serving as Interim CEO during the executive search.

Grissom comes to JPEC after serving three years as Chief Executive Officer and President at Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation in Hopkinsville. Prior to that, Grissom was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hickman Fulton Electric Cooperative in Hickman, Kentucky since November, 2000. He is a graduate of Murray State University and of the Management Internship Program of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

“I look forward to engaging with our consumer-members and helping our communities prosper,” Grissom said. “I want all of us to be proud of the role Jackson Purchase Energy plays in our lives. Whether you are a consumer-member, an employee or a board member, we’re all in this together. That’s what being a cooperative is all about. Our partnerships with other cooperatives can help us to deliver on our goals safely, efficiently and transparently.”

Grissom and his wife, Denise, have two children. Their daughter, Anna Gregory, is a junior at Murray State University. Their son, Greyson, is a sophomore at Trigg County High School.

Grissom is a board member of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, United Utility Supply and Federated Rural Electric Insurance.


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Jamie Sears Rawlings


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