New General Manager

Panola-Harrison Electric Cooperative (PHEC) would like to announce the retirement of our current General Manager, Kathy Wood. We would like to thank Kathy for her 31 years of service. Kathy served as PHEC’s Accountant for her first 20 years, and as our General Manager for the last 11 years of her tenure with PHEC. Kathy has made continual improvements in operations at the Cooperative throughout her time as General Manager, and she worked tirelessly every day to continue to provide our Members with reliable, low-cost electric power. Kathy is looking forward to spending more time with her grandchildren and family in retirement.

Austin Haynes, who has served as Office Manager for PHEC for the past 9 years, will succeed Kathy as the new General Manager. Austin looks forward to overseeing continual improvements to operations at the Cooperative for many years to come, as he succeeds Kathy. Austin was born and raised in East Texas and has an excellent understanding of what makes our service territory so unique. Austin, his wife Melissa, and their 2 sons are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to live and work in the area where they grew up, and serve the Members of the area he has always called home.

Please join us in congratulating Kathy on her much-deserved retirement, and Austin on his much-deserved promotion to General Manager. Both consider it a privilege and an honor to serve you…our Members.