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29 Nov 2022

ECG Announces Walter West as New President & CEO

ATLANTA – November 29, 2022 – The ECG Board of Directors held a Special Called Board Meeting to announce Walter West as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board voted unanimously in favor of West as the best candidate for the esteemed position after interviewing other applicants and seeing his tenacity as Interim President and CEO following the retirement of John Giles. 

Jay Bartlett, Chairman of the Board of Directors, formally announced Walter at the well-attended meeting and allowed the President and CEO to make his first comments after accepting the position. Walter thanked the Board for choosing him to lead ECG into the next chapter and concluded his remarks with, “We are a fantastic company of dedicated employees who work daily to bring value to our members. I’m looking forward to leading the organization to be the best we can be and excited to get started in this official capacity.” 

Walter brings 39 years of industry experience to Public Power in areas of strategic relationships, product development, and operational efficiencies.  Walter participated in the effort to create the ECG that exists today. Since the development of ECG as a not-for-profit service organization, Walter has provided leadership to develop several new services and business opportunities that have made ECG a healthier organization with significant opportunities for ECG Member revenue and benefit.

About Electric Cities of Georgia, LLC (ECG)

Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG) is a non-profit organization providing strategic and technical services to 52 public power communities with utility operations. Our services are designed to maximize utility performances while creating thriving communities with economic prosperity and opportunity. Our services include Aggregated Services, Analytical Services, Economic & Community Development, Engineering & Energy Services, Hosted Solutions, Joint Purchasing, Legislative & Regulatory, Member Training, Pole Attachment Services, and Training & Safety.

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