CarterBaldwin Executive Search and The Board of Directors of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) are pleased to announce the appointment of Marcus Harris as President and CEO.
Marcus joins ODEC as the organization’s eighth President and CEO and succeeds Mr. Jack Reasor who served in the role for the previous 19 years. Harris, a South Carolina native, has a wife and two sons, is active in his church and community, and volunteers his time to work on behalf of the United Way and the American Heart Association among others.
ODEC Board Chairman Bill Andrew, President and CEO of Delaware Electric Cooperative, said, “In order to continue to successfully fulfill its mission to provide reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible power to its 11 Members, ODEC needed a strong servant leader with a proven background in operations, organizational leadership, resource development, and above all, a passion for the Cooperative business model and its principles. We are very confident that we have hired a person in Mr. Harris who possesses all those qualities and will competently move ODEC forward.”
Prior to joining ODEC, Harris served as Executive Vice President and CEO of Kansas Electric Power Cooperative in Topeka, KS, a position he held since 2014. Prior to his tenure as CEO there, he served in a number of positions during a 23-year stint at South Carolina Electric and Gas Company including General Manager of Renewable Energy, Director of Wholesale Power Marketing, Manager of Operations Planning and Manager of Electric Operations.
Mr. Harris’ educational and executive accomplishments include a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Master’s degree in Engineering with business emphasis, both earned from the University of South Carolina. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of South Carolina and has completed the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia, ODEC is a not-for-profit, member-owned, power supply cooperative. As one of the country’s largest generation and transmission cooperatives with 11 members, it provides reliable, affordable electricity to 1.4 million people in 70 counties in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.