PMPA's General Manager is Coleman Smoak. He has been involved in the public power industry for more than 40 years. From 1985 to 2006, he was the General Manager of the Laurens, SC Commission of Public Works, a municipally-owned combined utility system and one of PMPA's Members. Mr. Smoak is a former member of PMPA's Board of Directors and served as Chairman from 1989 through 1993.
PMPA's finance department oversees the financial operations of the agency, including the management of a $330 million investment portfolio, a $265 million annual budget and $900 million in outstanding debt.
PMPA's engineering department is responsible for all power supply issues, sales of surplus power and any other operations related functions.
Director of Engineering and Power Supply
PMPA's Information Technology Department implements and supports the use of technology to meet the needs of the agency's staff and and provide various technology services to its Members.
Director of Information
Sr. Network Engineer
Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
PMPA's legislative activities include establishing, prioritizing, updating and lobbying legislative groups to ensure the agency's and its members' interests are considered in the legislative and regulatory process. These activities include direct interaction with the S.C. General Assembly, the Governor's Office, the Public Service Commission and the U.S. Congress, as well as grassroots groups among the 10 member communities.
Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
PMPA's Catawba Oversight branch is responsible for monitoring all Catawba operations, reviewing capital additions and purchase requests, and auditing expenses and allocations at the generation site.
Catawba Site Representative
Office Manager/Executive Secretary