McCormack to lead SWEPCO’s Arkansas energy efficiency programs

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Sherry McCormack


Sherry McCormack has been named Southwestern Electric Power Co.’s Manager of Energy Efficiency & Consumer Programs for Arkansas, effective May 20.

McCormack will succeed Phil Watkins, who is retiring after 27 years of service.

McCormack joined SWEPCO in 2011 as a Principal Energy Efficiency & Consumer Programs Coordinator based in Fayetteville. Under Watkins’ and McCormack’s leadership, SWEPCO’s Arkansas energy efficiency programs were named ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for three consecutive years.

“Sherry brings to her new position a wealth of knowledge and experience in the energy efficiency area,” said Brett Mattison, SWEPCO Director of Customer Services & Marketing. “She is well respected by her peers and the Arkansas Public Utility Commission, and she will continue with the proven success of the Arkansas EE and Consumer Programs for Arkansas.”

Prior to joining SWEPCO, McCormack served as the energy efficiency coordinator and a planning analyst for the Empire District Electric Co., based in Joplin, Mo. She also was a business instructor at Crowder College in Neosho, Mo.

McCormack is a Certified Energy Manager and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Energy Services Professionals. McCormack has served on the board of the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce, is a former Neosho City Council member and Neosho mayor pro-tempore.

She earned an MBA from Pittsburg State University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Mississippi State University.

SWEPCO serves 530,000 customers in western Arkansas, northwest and central Louisiana, northeast Texas and the Texas Panhandle. SWEPCO’s headquarters are in Shreveport, La. News releases and other information about SWEPCO can be found at SWEPCO is a unit of American Electric Power, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states.

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