For the NDL

The Pennyrile Electric cooperative's Board of Directors announced their decision last week at the monthly board meeting to name Alan Gates as Pennyrile Electric's President & CEO. Gates, who has most recently filled the role of vice president of operations and technical services, has held several positions throughout his tenure. Gates was hired in 1989 as an engineering aide. He soon moved to the position of substation technician and later promoted to manager of technical services.

Jimmy Futrell, chairman of the board of directors, says, "We knew, with the strength of our internal employees, we could find our next CEO from within the cooperative. Alan has been instrumental in several positive changes the cooperative has made over his years of employment. We are confident in his ability to lead the cooperative in the years ahead."

"I want to thank the board of directors for giving me such a great opportunity," Gates said. "Pennyrile Electric is a strong organization with great employees. I look forward to serving our membership and continuing our mission to provide safe reliable electricity."

Alan resides in Hopkinsville with his wife, Ashley. They have two children, Marley, 21, and Latham, 17.