About Jimmy D. Staton
JIMMY D. STATON
As President and CEO of Santee Cooper, Jimmy D. Staton is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the state-owned electric and water utility, advancing Santee Cooper’s mission to be the leading resource for improving the quality of life for all South Carolinians.
Prior to joining Santee Cooper, Mr. Staton served for more than five years as the President and CEO of Southern Star Central Corporation, a leading transporter of natural gas, with approximately 5,800 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline in the Midwest and Mid-Continent regions of the United States. He also has served as Executive Vice President and Group CEO for NiSource Inc., one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States, with approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers across seven states; as Senior Vice President for Dominion Resources Inc.; and as President of Asset Operations for Consolidated Natural Gas (CNG) Company prior to its acquisition in 2000 by Dominion Resources.
Mr. Staton is on the Board of Directors for The Energy Agency (TEA) and a member of the Large Public Power Council (LPPC). He graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor of science in petroleum engineering.
Santee Cooper is South Carolina's largest power provider, the largest Green Power generator and the ultimate source of electricity for two million people across the state. Through its low-cost, reliable, and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper powers South Carolina.
For more information, visit www.santeecooper.com.