Mark Malone, a 26-year veteran of Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative has taken over as general manager of the north Alabama utility. Having served as the cooperative’s chief financial officer prior to his promotion, Malone plans to continue the same trajectory of sound financial and operational management that Sand Mountain EC has been on for several years under the direction of Mike Simpson.

Simpson retired in February after 35 years with Sand Mountain EC, 24 of those serving as general manager. “Mike is one of the best general managers that I have ever had the privilege to work with,” said Malone. “His vision and work with the TVPPA Rates and Pricing Committee has been recognized by his peers around the Tennessee Valley as some of the most thoughtful and important.”