Project Description

CarterBaldwin Executive Search, together with Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan Brown as GSOC’s Chief Operating Officer.

Reporting directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ford, Nathan will be responsible for leading GSOC’s operational teams, including forecasting load and resource needs, running their three control centers, and building strong working relationships with its 38 Member-owners and external partners.

“Nathan will assume the job duties currently performed by retiring Senior Vice President, Raleigh Nobles,” said Ford. “His vast knowledge and experience in the electric cooperative arena have positioned him well to help GSOC navigate an evolving utility industry, and I look forward to having him on the executive team.”

An electric utility executive with more than 30 years of industry experience, Nathan will join GSOC from San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc., an electric power supply cooperative consisting of a 400MW generating facility and a lignite mine. As general manager and chief executive officer, he led a team of approximately 400 plant and mine contract employees providing reliable and affordable power to its nine member cooperatives that serve load in 47 counties in south Texas.

Prior to San Miguel, Nathan served for 27+ years at Cooperative Energy (formerly South Mississippi Electric Power Association), beginning as a planning engineer and quickly rising through the ranks to senior vice president and chief operating officer. As a member of the executive management team for 17 years, Nathan was responsible for the overall planning and operation of the generation and transmission system that included 2600MW of owned and controlled generation resources and 1850 miles of transmission lines. He also cultivated external relationships with 11 member-owned cooperatives serving nearly 500,000 customers across the state of Mississippi.

“I am excited to become part of such a well-respected organization,” said Brown. “I look forward to working with the GSOC team, its Member-owners, as well as Oglethorpe Power Corporation and Georgia Transmission Corporation.”
Nathan earned his BS and MS in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University and earned his MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi.

About Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC)
Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC) is an independent, not-for-profit system operations company formed and owned by 38 of Georgia’s distribution electric membership corporations (the Member-owners), along with Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC) and Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC). As the system operator, GSOC delivers safe, reliable, and economic power by controlling and monitoring electric generation, transmission, and distribution assets owned by OPC, GTC, Smarr EMC the Member-owners, and their power supply partners that serve customers across more than two-thirds of Georgia’s land area. GSOC also enables its Member-owners’ participation in the energy market in Georgia and the Southeast by providing a range of operations and shared services that allow them to transact, optimize and account for their business.

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