November 20, 2008
Thomas A. Smith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oglethorpe Power Corporation and has served in that capacity since September 1999.
He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oglethorpe Power Corporation from September 1998 to August 1999, Senior Financial Officer from 1997 to August 1998, Vice President, Finance from 1986 to 1990, Manager of Finance from 1983 to 1986 and Manager, Financial Services from 1979 to 1983. From 1990 to 1997, Smith was Senior Vice President of the Rural Utility Banking Group of CoBank, where he managed the bank's eastern division, rural utilities.
Smith is a Certified Public Accountant, has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management-Finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from Catawba College. Smith is a Director of ACES Power Marketing and is that entity's Treasurer and Chairman of their Risk Oversight and Audit Committee. Smith is also a Director of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
Smith previously served as a director of En-Touch Systems, Inc. from 2001 to 2006 and was a member of the NERC Stakeholders Committee from 2005-2006. In 2003, Smith was a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.