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Today is September 16, 2021

Walters joins ECM staff

We’re pleased to announce that Lydia Walters, a 23-year veteran of Mississippi’s electric cooperative family, has joined the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi (ECM) team as vice president of communications.

“Walters brings a wealth of cooperative communication experience to the statewide team having served more than two decades with three Mississippi electric cooperatives,” said Michael Callahan, executive vice president and CEO of ECM. “Lydia is an award-winning writer and public relations veteran who is totally committed to keeping our cooperative members informed and entertained.”

Recently, Walters served as manager of communications and human resources at Dixie Electric Power Association in Laurel. Walters worked at Dixie Electric since March 2009. Prior to her responsibilities at Dixie Electric, Walters worked for both East Mississippi EPA and Cooperative Energy.

Walters has been very active on the national level and is the immediate past chair of the Certified Cooperative Communicators board.

Walters, a native of Laurel, is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, with a master’s degree in public relations and a bachelor’s degree in radio, television and film. She is also a graduate of NRECA’s Management Internship Program and a certified cooperative communicator.

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