9/16/2010
Milford named SWEPCO External Affairs Manager in Fayetteville


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Sept. 16, 2010 – Jeff Milford has been named SWEPCO Manager of External Affairs in Fayetteville, Ark. He succeeds Tommy Deweese, who recently retired after 42 years of service to SWEPCO.

In his position, Milford will oversee local community relations, governmental affairs and regional economic development. 

Milford has been Supervisor Customer Design in Fayetteville since 2004, heading the group of distribution system engineers in the Fayetteville District. A 16-year employee, Milford joined the company as an Industrial Marketing Engineer and was a Sr. Industrial Marketing Engineer in the company’s General Office in Shreveport. During his career he has served as Division Marketing Manager in Fayetteville and Manager of Commercial and Industrial Marketing in Tulsa.

A native of Shelbyville, Texas, Milford earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station. He is a graduate of the LSU Management Training Program. He has been an officer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). 

Active in the community, Milford has held several positions within committees of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the Stewardship Committee of First Baptist Church of Fayetteville where he also has been an adult Sunday School teacher. Milford has two children.

SWEPCO serves more than 473,500 customers in three states, including 113,500 in western Arkansas, 180,000 in Northwest Louisiana, and 180,000 in East and North Texas. SWEPCO’s headquarters are in Shreveport, La.

For more information about SWEPCO, visit www.SWEPCO.com.

Peter Main
Corporate Communications
479-973-2526