Mike Partin, president & CEO at Sequachee Valley EC, South Pittsburg, Tenn., has been elected to the NRECA Board of Directors.

Partin was elected Nov. 25 in Nashville, at the TECA Annual Meeting. He succeeds Tom Purkey of Middle Tennessee EMC, Murfreesboro, Tenn., who opted to stand down from the NRECA board.

“I thank my colleagues for their support,” Partin said. “I look forward to representing the cooperative members of Tennessee and working with leaders from around the nation in helping NRECA shape policy that will guide us in better serving rural America.”

Partin signed on at Sequachee Valley EC in 1998. He served for a dozen years as the cooperative’s vice president for marketing and member services, then was promoted in 2010 to the post of chief operating officer. Partin took Sequachee Valley EC’s top job in January 2015.

NRECA’s board is comprised of 47 individuals, one representing each state in which a voting member of that association is located. Partin joins Kevin Doddridge of Northcentral EPA, Olive Branch, Miss., in representing the Tennessee Valley on the NRECA board.

On the municipal side, the Valley is represented by APPA board members Jim Ferrell of Jackson, Tenn., EA; Todd Gale of Columbus, Miss., L&W and APPA Chairman Decosta Jenkins, the president & CEO at Nashville ES.