Randy Smith, general manager of Laurel-based Dixie Electric Power Association, has won the annual J. C. Brown CEO Communication Leadership Award.
The award recognizes an electric cooperative leader who is committed to advancing communication at the co-op and in the industry.
Smith said that, throughout his career, he’s learned the importance of strategic communications.
“You can have the best plans and the best projects, but if those aren’t communicated the right way, whether that’s internally or externally, then you can fall short in a lot of cases,” he said.
Smith has spent most of his career at Dixie Electric, starting as a distribution engineer in 1986 and then as the association’s engineering manager in 2007.