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Lee Chapman Appointed to Jackson EMC Executive Vice President of External Affairs

Lee Chapman, Jackson EMC Executive Vice President of External Affairs, has been appointed to a new role focused on government relations and statewide economic development efforts. His work will focus on advancing Jackson EMC’s interest with strategic partnerships at the state and national levels. Jackson EMC is the third largest cooperative in the nation and provides power to one of the fastest growing areas of the Georgia along the I-85 corridor which has become home to numerous international companies. Lee’s knowledge of economic development and government relations spans more than 30 years of involvement and will allow him to represent the interest of Jackson EMC in a more meaningful role.  

Brittany Caison will succeed Chapman as Vice President of Marketing, Member Services and Governmental Affairs.

“We’re excited to have Lee bring his extensive career of community and government relations experience to the new role of Executive Vice President for External Affairs for our cooperative,” said Chip Jakins, President and CEO of Jackson EMC. “Having Lee serve in this position will allow Jackson EMC to provide even more support to local and statewide economic development organizations as well as represent the company on government relations matters of interest to our region.”

Lee began his career in 1988 focusing on the needs of residential members before taking a role as a commercial marketing representative in Gainesville and more recently served as the Vice President of Marketing, Member Services and Governmental Affairs where he was responsible for managing all marketing and sales strategies for residential, commercial and industrial power supplies and services in a highly competitive marketplace; developing and implementing grassroots state legislative initiatives, representing the cooperative at the Georgia Public Service Commission coordinating and maintaining community involvement; and for overall customer service and member satisfaction. Before joining JEMC, Chapman served on the staff of US Senator Sam Nunn. He has held multiple Chamber, Civic and Community leadership positions throughout his career and currently serves on the Georgia Economic Developer’s Association Board of Directors.

Chapman’s leadership has been instrumental in securing Jackson EMC’s reputation as a leader in Service to our members and our communities  

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, the largest electric cooperative in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga. The cooperative serves more than 247,000 meters on 14,654 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.

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