A public power industry leader with expertise in regulatory compliance and distribution system management, Mark Ennis of the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) has joined the Board of Directors of Hometown Connections, Inc. AMEA is one of six joint action agencies that co-own Hometown Connections. Mr. Ennis is AMEA’s Manager of Compliance and Distribution Services and AMEA’s representative on the Hometown Board.
Representing Co-owner Alabama Municipal Electric Authority
With over 30 years of experience in the municipal electric utility industry, Mr. Ennis assists with regulatory compliance activities for AMEA and regulatory compliance support for AMEA’s members. In addition, Mr. Ennis coordinates services that support AMEA members in the operation of their electrical distribution systems. Prior to joining AMEA in 2013, he served as General Manager of the Utilities Board of the City of Tuskegee for over 10 years. Mr. Ennis also served as the General Manager of the Water, Light and Gas Commission in Monroe, GA, and as the Director of the Light and Power Department of the City of Opelika, AL.
“I am pleased to welcome Mark Ennis to the Hometown Connections Board of Directors,” said Chair Randy S. Howard, General Manager of the Northern California Power Agency. “Mark brings to Hometown a long professional history of leading public power utilities to excellence. I look forward to working with him as we develop the suite of products and services that Hometown offers to community-owned utilities and chart Hometown’s course for the years ahead.”
Mr. Ennis is a member of the American Public Power Association Mutual Aid Working Group and the Association’s Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Review Panel, as well as the SERC Reliability Corporation Board of Directors and the SERC Board Compliance Committee. He is a member of the Alabama Utility Workgroup for Disaster Response.
Mr. Ennis holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and an MS in Business Administration from Columbus State University. Mr. Ennis is a registered professional engineer in the states of Alabama and Georgia. He serves as chairman of the Macon County Economic Development Authority.
About Hometown Connections, Inc.
Hometown Connections, Inc. is a national, non-profit utility services organization specializing in the unique challenges facing community-owned utilities. For more than 20 years, our expert team has helped over 900 utilities to transform their processes and systems. Hometown Connections works with utilities of all sizes, facilitating access to technology and services from industry-leading companies and consultants. Hometown offers solutions to develop each area of the utility business: operations, cybersecurity, business strategy, customer care, finance, and workforce. Hometown Connections, Inc. is co-owned by the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority, American Municipal Power, Inc., Great Lakes Utilities of Wisconsin, Missouri Public Utility Alliance, Northern California Power Agency, and Vermont Public Power Supply Authority. Visit www.hometownconnections.com.