Jimmy D. Staton
President and CEO
Santee Cooper

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, Jimmy 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.
Jimmy is on the Board of Directors for The Energy Authority (TEA) and a member of the Large Public Power Council (LPPC). Jimmy graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering. Jimmy enjoys sporting events, live music, golf and the great outdoors. He and his wife, Karen, have two adult sons and a granddaughter. The Statons currently reside in Pinopolis and have a home in North Myrtle Beach, where they have been Santee Cooper customers for 15 years.