Proud Member of the American Public Power Association


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.

Coleman Smoak

General Manager


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.

JulieAnne Kight

Finance Director

Cindy Frierson

Senior Accountant

Angie Hoover



PMPA's engineering department is responsible for all power supply issues, sales of surplus power and any other operations related functions.

Mike Frazier

Director of Engineering and Power Supply

Will Blanton

Operations Engineer

Information Technology

PMPA's Information Technology Department implements and supports the use of technology to meet the needs of the agency's staff and provide various technology services to its Members.

Bill McKelvey

Director of Information Technology

Joe Blanchard

Sr. Network Engineer

Kenny Bradley

Network Engineer

Dedra Howell

Systems Technician

Nathan Dipert

Network Administrator

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.

Scotty Griffin

Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

Catawba Oversight

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.

Dennis Cameron

Catawba Site Representative

Administrative Support

Tracy Quinn

Office Manager/Executive Secretary

Marka Smith

Administrative Assistant