New Director of Opelika Power Services Hired
July 18, 2012
With the Opelika City Council giving their unanimous approval at the July 17, 2012 City Council Meeting, Mayor Gary Fuller has been authorized to execute a contract between the City of Opelika and Steven A. Harmon, to become the new Director of Opelika Power Services. Of the decision by the City Council, President Eddie Smith stated, “It was not a hard decision by the City Council. Mr. Harmon’s resume shows years of professional utility service experience. I know I speak for all of the council members when I say, we’re glad to have him on board with the city.”
Mayor Fuller added his own thoughts. “We are very pleased with the council’s decision. Steve will be a great asset to the Opelika Power Services as we expand our ability to serve the Opelika community. I look forward to watching him apply his years of knowledge and expertise and taking the City forward as the first community in Alabama to offer Fiber to the premise and all of the benefits that will bring.”
Steven Harmon comes to the City of Opelika from Greenville, Alabama where he has served as the CEO of H2 Business Solutions, LLC for the past two years. Prior to that, he served as the Executive VP and General Manager of Pioneer Electric Cooperative in Greenville, Alabama.
One of the things about Mr. Harmon’s resume which particularly grabbed the attention of the city’s administration, though, is that he completely understands the complexities of power services delivery, having started out his career in 1981 as a Ground worker, before becoming a Tree Trimmer, then Apprentice Lineman; and finally a Journeyman Lineman, before he became an Area Manager for the Volunteer Energy Cooperative in Decatur, Tennessee in 1998.
Steven Harmon received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryan College in Dayton, TN. He graduated with honors, Magna cum Laude. He then earned his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama. He has served as an Executive Board member of Greenville Chamber of Commerce; is a member of Rotary International, and is a member at the First Baptist Church in Greenville.
Mr. Harmon will begin his career with the City of Opelika on August 1, 2012.