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Today’s Power Names Foushee and Pendergraft to Board

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Scott Foushee of Newport and Rusty Pendergraft of Texarkana have joined the board of directors Today’s Power Inc. of North Little Rock, a renewable energy company specializing in small utility scale solar power plants.

Today’s Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. of Little Rock, has built solar arrays for most of the state’s 17 electric distribution cooperatives. The additions to its 10-member board followed the retirement of Wayne Whitaker from Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative and the completion of a term by Wayne Beadles, a director at Woodruff Electric. He had been on the board since 2015, the year after TPI was established.

Foushee, who serves on the board of Farmers Electric Cooperative Corp. of Newport, is also on the Newport Economic Development Commission and is operations manager for Poinsett Rice & Grain in Waldenburg.

Pendergraft is chairman of the board of SWACC, a current director and past chairman of AECI, and he leads the Miller County Farm Bureau board.

Michael Henderson, president of Today’s Power, praised Whitaker and Beadles “for helping TPI grow into one of the leading renewable energy providers in the Mid-South,” adding that “Scott and Rusty have already provided significant contributions to help position TPI for strategic success.”

Foushee, who is also on the AECI board, is a former farmer, city councilman and president of the Arkansas Rice Merchants Association. He’s also an agent for Mossy Oak Properties-Strawberry River Land & Homes. A graduate of Arkansas State University, he has worked for Poinsett Rice & Grain since 1988.

A Texarkana resident since 1985, Pendergraft is the retired county executive director for the Miller County Farm Service Agency, where he worked for 35 years. A University of Arkansas graduate, he’s now in a farming partnership growing rice, corn, and soybeans, and he has a cattle operation on his family farm just north of Blevins.

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