ATLANTA, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oglethorpe Power Corporation Board of Directors has re-elected Bobby C. Smith, Jr. of Rocky Ford, Ga. as its chairman and Marshall S. Millwood of Gainesville, Ga. as vice chairman. The election took place at a board meeting following Oglethorpe Power's annual meeting.
Randy Crenshaw of Tifton, Ga was elected to a board seat at the annual meeting. He replaces Hill Bentley, CEO of Tri-County EMC in Gray, Ga., who is retiring.
Smith was first elected as board chairman last fall to replace the retiring Benny Denham. This is Millwood's fifth consecutive term as vice chairman. The two will serve in their officers' positions for one year.
Smith is an at-large member director of the Oglethorpe Power Board and is also a member of the Planters Electric Membership Corporation Board of Directors in Millen, Ga. Millwood is a member of the Sawnee EMC Board in Cumming, Ga. and also serves as an at-large member director of the Oglethorpe Power Board.
Crenshaw is president and CEO of both Irwin EMC in Ocilla, Ga. and Middle Georgia EMC in Vienna, Ga. He will serve as a manager director of the Oglethorpe Power board.
Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC) is one of the nation's largest power supply cooperatives with more than $10 billion in assets, serving 38 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) that collectively provide electricity to 4.2 million Georgians.
Its diverse energy portfolio includes natural gas, hydroelectric, coal and nuclear generating plants with a combined summer planning reserve capacity of approximately 7,800 megawatts, as well as purchased power. OPC was established in 1974 and is owned by its 38 member systems. It is headquartered in Tucker, Ga.
For more information, check the web site at www.opc.com.
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SOURCE Oglethorpe Power Corporation