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Santee Cooper board approves two officers


MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved two new officers today. Marc R. Tye is now executive vice president of competitive markets and generation, and Thomas B. Curtis is vice president of generating stations.

Tye joined Santee Cooper in 1984 and has served in a number of capacities, including manager of wholesale markets, manager of corporate analysis and pricing, and vice president of conservation and renewable energy. Most recently he was senior vice president of customer service.

Tye is a registered professional engineer and graduated from The Citadel with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s of business administration. He is active in a number of community and professional groups and serves on the South Carolina Energy Advisory Committee and the Public Utilities Review Committee Energy Advisory Council. Tye and his wife, Nancy, live in Moncks Corner and have three sons.

Curtis joined Santee Cooper in 1998 and most recently managed Santee Cooper’s continuous improvement program. He has also held supervisor and manager positions in transmission technical services and at Winyah Generating Station and Cross Generating Station.

Curtis also earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s of business administration from The Citadel. He is a registered professional engineer. Curtis and his wife, Lori, have three children and live in Mt. Pleasant.

NOTE: Marc R. Tye is pictured. Thomas B. Curtis’ photo is available upon request.

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