North Little Rock-based renewable energy company Today’s Power Inc. (TPI) announced Thursday (April 22) the election of two directors, Scott Foushee and Rusty Pendergraft, to serve on its board of directors. The new appointments to TPI’s 10-member board follow the retirement of Wayne Whitaker and the completion of the term of Wayne Beadles.
Foushee serves on the board of directors for Farmers Electric Cooperative and is a director for Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. (AECI). The Newport native also is a commissioner on the Newport Economic Commission, a real estate agent for Mossy Oak Properties – Strawberry River Land & Homes and operations manager at Poinsett Rice & Grain Inc.
Pendergraft of Texarkana serves as chairman of the board of directors of Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative and is a director and post-chairman for AECI, Electric Research & Manufacturing Cooperative Inc. and Miller County Farm Bureau Board. He is involved in a farming partnership growing rice, corn and soybeans. Also, he has a cattle operation on his family farm in Hempstead County, north of Blevins.
Whitaker retired from Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative and served on the TPI board since 2015. Beadles, a director at Woodruff Electric Cooperative, also served on the TPI board since 2015.
“I want to express how thankful I am to Mr. Whitaker and Mr. Beadles for devoting their time and energy to helping TPI grow to one of the leading renewable energy providers in the mid-south,” said TPI President Michael Henderson. “We are proud of the appointment of Scott and Rusty who have already provided significant contributions to help position TPI for strategic success.”
TPI is a subsidiary of AECI, a Little Rock-based utility service cooperative owned by 17 Arkansas electric distribution cooperatives. TPI can carry out all phases of solar or battery storage projects, including full bill/rate analysis, site evaluation, engineering procurement, design, commissioning, monitoring, operating and maintaining projects.