On August 25, Dan P. Murphy took over the reins as the new Big Bend Electric Co-op manager from retiring manager Jim Johnson.
Dan comes to Big Bend with a solid background in the electric co-op industry.
Dan was born in Crestview, Florida and attended schools there. He received in BS in Marketing from the University of West Florida in 1987. He worked for the local co-op for several years as a communications specialist.
Dan attended two years of night school receiving his MBA from Troy University in 1995. His background is in Marketing/Member Services. For the past twelve years Dan has been the Manager at Newberry Electric Co-op in South Carolina.
Dan has two children. Taylor is a 16 year old senior attending Ritzville High School and Michael is an eleven year old fifth grader at the Ritzville Elementary School.
Dan stated, “I’m honored to be taking over from Jim Johnson a co-op that is sound financially that provides quality electrical service at the best possible cost to our membership. As manager, that objective will not change.”