The Santee Cooper Board of Directors named a temporary leader to replace Lonnie Carter, who announced his retirement in August. James E Brogdon, Jr. will serve as interim president and CEO.
Mr. Brogdon previously served as general counsel and executive vice president of Santee Cooper before retiring in 2014, according to a news release Friday. A former S.C. Circuit Court judge, he first joined the company in 2005.
“Jim is uniquely qualified to lead Santee Cooper during the coming months while our Board conducts a comprehensive search for a permanent president and CEO,” says Leighton Lord, chairman of the Santee Cooper board, in the release. “He understands the important role Santee Cooper plays as a public power utility serving South Carolina and our primary duties to provide low-cost, reliable electricity and water, provide excellent customer service and promote economic development.”
The board of Directors also announced a new COO, Marc R Tye. He joined Santee Cooper in 1984 and is currently the executive vice president of competitive markets and generation.