Shows retiring as Pearl River Valley EPA GM

W.T. "Tom" Shows, longtime general manager of Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association, announces his retirement effective at the end of this year.

Shows has been with the electric cooperative for nearly half a century. He has been general manager since 1977.

"Tom has overseen a remarkable time in our history these past 30 years," said Joe Shelton, president of the board of directors. "Our industry has steadily become more sophisticated and complex during that time and he has been steadfast in leading our efforts to meet the needs of our customers. We've seen amazing growth, but he has always focused on maintaining service reliability and keeping costs as low as possible."